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Man on Wire

This documentary explores Philippe Petit's preparations for historically walking across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers.

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Summary

August 7, 1974: A young French man named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He danced on this wire for an hour with no safety net before he was arrested for what has become to be known as the "artistic crime of the century."

Details

Director
James Marsh
Cast
Philippe PetitJean François HeckelJean-Louis BlondeauAnnie AllixDavid FormanAlan WelnerMark LewisBarry Greenhouse
Genres
Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries
Country
UK, USA
Available
Sep 1 2016
Duration
94min

Review

This film is a celebration of human achievement; it soars with the promise that we are shackled to the ground only by lack of imagination and will.

Awards

Best Documentary

Academy Awards

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