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Man on Wire (22-Jan-2008)

Director: James Marsh

Based on a book: To Reach the Clouds by Philippe Petit

Keywords: Documentary, Biography, New York

Documentary chronicles tightrope walker Philippe Petit's infamous 1974 walk between New York City's World Trade Center towers.

French tightrope walker Philippe Petit, then a daring young man nearing his 25th birthday, undertook the greatest -- and most illegal -- endeavor of his career by walking a rope between New York City's World Trade Center towers on August 7, 1974. Man on Wire is the story of Petit's infamous feat, combining interviews with archive footage and nitty-gritty details to provide an in-depth look at what some deemed "the artistic crime of the century".

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Philippe Petit
Performance Artist
13-Aug-1949   High-wire walker


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