Man on Wire (2008)

Man on Wire (2008) is a Documentary, Biography, Crime film directed by James Marsh – On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin Towers. Uses contemporary interviews, archival footage, and recreations to tell the story of his previous walks between towers of Notre Dame and of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, his passions and friendships, and the details of the night before the walk: getting cable into the towers, hiding from guards, and mounting the wire. It ends with observations of the profound changes the walk’s success brought to Philippe and those closest to him. IMDB


Directed By – James Marsh

Genre – Documentary, Biography, Crime

Cast – Philippe Petit , Annie Allix , Jean Francois Heckel , Paul McGill , Alan Welner , David Demato , Jean-Louis Blondeau , Shawn Dempewolff-Barrett , David Forman , Mark Lewis , Jim Moore , Ardis Campbell , Aaron Haskell , Barry Greenhouse , Guy F. Tozzoli

In Theaters – 29 August 2008

Duration – 94 Minutes

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Taglines : 1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.

Story Writers: Philippe Petit

Country: USA , UK

Language: English , French

Production Company : Discovery Films , Red Box Films , BBC Storyville , Wall to Wall , UK Film Council