Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Documentary, Biography


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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".


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  • Philippe Petit in Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit in Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit and James Marsh at an event for Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit at an event for Man on Wire (2008)
  • Philippe Petit at an event for Man on Wire (2008)

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Director:

James Marsh

Writer:

Philippe Petit (based on the book "To Reach the Clouds" by)

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20 June 2008 | random_guy2
10
| Simply amazing
I too saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival, and wow, what an experience.

It is hard to put into words just how good this film is, and on just how many levels it works. It is intensely fun, good-natured, laugh-out-loud funny at times, poignant and heart-wrenching at others. The images, not just of the central feat, but of many of Philippe Petit's performances are arresting and jaw-droppingly beautiful. Each of the supporting characters is colorful and entertaining in his or her own way, but none more so than Petit himself, who is so instantly likable that it is hard not to get immediately drawn in to this fascinating tale.

Even with this description, I am not doing the film justice. I have not seen a film this good in years. If you have a chance (I believe it is scheduled for release in August), GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

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