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Man On Wire (DVD)

James Marsh

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On August 7th 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire connecting New York's twin towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, then brought to jail and finally released. This is his story.

Following six and a half years of dreaming, Petit spent eight months in NYC planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security; to smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; to pass the wire between the two rooftops; to anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings.

James Marsh's documentary brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life; through the testimony of Philippe himself and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as: "the artistic crime of the century".


Studio: Icon Films
Release date: December 2008
Movie released: 2008
Directors: James Marsh
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS  Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS
Video format:  Widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1)
Languages: English
Age restriction: 12 L
Categories: Movies & TV > Documentary > Special Interest
Movies & TV > Feature Film
Movies & TV > True Story
Barcode: 5051429101552

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  • Audio Commentary hy Director James Marsh and producer Simon Chinn
  • Interview with Philippe Petit
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing - a short film by James Ricketson
  • The Man Who Walked Between The Towers - an animated short narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal
  • 8 Page booklet

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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 | Review by: Riaan V

A breathtaking documentary about a French high-wire walker who orchestrated and successfully executed an attempt to (illegally) walk on a wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center, when they were still standing, of course. He walked on the wire without a parachute. Enough said! This film made me feel incredibly good, and without trying to sound mawkish, it rejuvenated my belief in the human spirit and human creativity. It's incredibly well-made, very suspenseful and just superlative! It won several awards and rightly so - it's simply terrific! You HAVE to see this film. Period. Trust me, your life will be so much emptier without it. Extra features: DVD commentary from the filmmakers.

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