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Man on Wire

Man on Wire
Man on Wire

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94 minutes




English / French (English subtitles)


Man on Wire is a documentary about Phillipe Petit, who famously performed on a high-wire between the Twin Towers (then the tallest structure in the world) in the 1970s. The documentary uses a combination of archive footage, interviews and dramatic recreations to show the development of his ambition and the gathering momentum of his dream, as well as the rigorous planning involved in such a high-risk venture, as the Towers simultaneously start to take shape in the background. An insight into an amazing heist-like feat told from the ground up.


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Contains one scene of moderate sexualised nudity.

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