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The Yes Men Are Revolting

Runtime:
92 min.
Year of Production:
2014
Country:
USA/Germany/France/Denmark/Netherlands
Director:
Production Company:
Felt Films
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

After almost two decades of humorous guerrilla activism against economic greed and political
corruption as The Yes Men, everyday life and a crisis of identity seem to have caught up with the
duo: Mike Bonanno now has a wife and children, and Andy Bichlbaum has not given up hope of a
lasting relationship with his male partner. Their critical interventions, in which amongst other ruses
they pretended to be spokespeople for the US Chamber of Commerce or for Shell and announced a
change of tack to nonplussed members of the press have fizzled out without having had the desired
effect. Growing responsibilities in their private lives have influenced their ability to stage interventions
together. In spite of this they still feel a duty to oppose climate change – which far overshadows any
of humanity’s other problems – with all they have. Alternating between Andy and Mike’s diary-like
perspectives, this third film about The Yes Men (2009 Panorama Audience Award), describes the
ups and downs of a creative friendship and takes an amusing look at the duo’s successful and not so
successful interventions from 2009 to the present.

BIOGRAFIE Laura Nix

Born in the USA in 1966, her film THE POLITICS OF FUR screened worldwide at over 70 festivals and won numerous awards.

FILMOGRAFIE Laura Nix (selection)

2014 The Yes Men Are Revolting  2011 California State of Mind  2011 The Light In Her Eyes  2002 The Politics of Fur  2002 Whether You Like It or Not 

BIOGRAFIE Andy Bichlbaum

Andy Bichlbaum, born as Jacques Servin in the USA in 1963, and Mike Bonanno, born as Igor Vamos in the USA in 1968, form the team of The Yes Men. Together, they pass themselves off as representatives of large-scale enterprises to uncover in a satirical manner crimes against humanity and the environment. Their documentary THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD won many prizes, including the 2009 Panorama Audience Award.

FILMOGRAFIE Andy Bichlbaum (selection)

2014 The Yes Men Are Revolting  2009 The Yes Men Fix the World 

BIOGRAFIE Mike Bonanno

Mike Bonanno, born as Igor Vamos in the USA in 1968 and Andy Bichlbaum, born as Jacques Servin in the USA in 1963, form the team of The Yes Men. Together, they pass themselves off as representatives of large-scale enterprises to uncover in a satirical manner crimes against humanity and the environment. Their documentary THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD won many prizes, including the 2009 Panorama Audience Award.

FILMOGRAFIE Mike Bonanno (selection)

2014 The Yes Men Are Revolting  2009 The Yes Men Fix the World 

Laura Nix @ IMDb
Andy Bichlbaum @ IMDb
Mike Bonanno @ IMDb
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