Man on Wire
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: James Marsh
- Language: English, French
On the 6 August 1974, French artist, performer and hire wire walker, Phillipe Petit committed the biggest victimless art crime of the century. The story of that daring caper, the practice events that led up to it (Notre Dame Cathedral and Sydney Harbour Bridge) and the genesis of this the maddest of living performance artists is told in this engrossing and thrilling film.
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Reviews & features
Man On Wire31 Jul 2008
Cherishable and joyous tale from a more innocent age
(12A) 94min Meet Philippe Petit – French artist, performer and high wire walker. On the afternoon of 6 August 1974, Petit and six accomplices set off for the World Trade Centre in an unmarked van. With forged ID passes and dressed as deliverymen they…
What's up doc?31 Jul 2008
Borrowing from a classic heist movie, Man on Wire is the latest documentary to take its cue from the art of the feature film. Miles Fielder looks on as the line blurs between fact and fiction It's supposed to be a documentary about a daredevil…
Man on Wire - James Marsh interview19 Jun 2008
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Philippe Petit was the man who dared to walk a tightrope between the Twin Towers. Director James Marsh tells Kaleem Aftab how he made a film of this incredible feat
Best of the Edinburgh International Film Festival6 Jun 2008
When the 62nd Edinburgh Film Festival begins on 18th June it will be more than the just the programme of films and number of celebrity appearances that is under scrutiny. This year is also the first for the festival in its new home in the cultural…
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