Man on Wire (2008)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 34m
“Life should be lived on the edge”

Winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Man on Wire is a breathtaking portrait of fearless French high-wire artist Philippe Petit. Following his gobsmacking, highly illegal and 100% pure adrenaline-inducing tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in the summer of 1974, which lasted almost an hour and ignited the ire of the local police, it’s a spectacle of human achievement, sheer tenacity and absolute marvel. Intertwining archival footage and dramatic re-enactments, this is a portrait of a wild maverick, dreamer and an artist, who pulled off the ultimate artistic crime.

“Exhilarating. Makes you shake your head in amazement” — Los Angeles Times


James Marsh


English, French


United Kingdom