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Man on Wire

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Man on WireEnglish (original)Wo gibt's den Film?
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. The performer 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.
Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
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Tightrope Walker
High Wire
World Trade Center
Runtime (in min.):94
Aspect Ratio:1:1.85
Soundformat:Dolby Digital
Year Of Production:2008
Countries of Production:United Kingdom
: USA:PG-13: Ireland:12A: Canada:G (Quebec)
: Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario): Australia:P: UK:12
Festivals & Award CeremonyYearStatusAward
Academy Awards2009wonBest Documentary (Feature)
American Cinema Editors2009wonEddie - Best Edited Documentary
BAFTA Awards2009wonOutstanding British Film
Sundance International Film Festival2008wonGrand Prize of the Jury
European Film Awards 2008nominatedBest Documentary Award
Independent Spirit Awards2008wonBest Documentary
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