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4,780 Ratings

Man on Wire

Directed by James Marsh
United States, United Kingdom, 2008
Documentary, Biography, Crime


This Oscar-winning documentary depicts the “artistic crime of the century” in which French tightrope walker Philippe Petit performed a brave, illegal high-wire walk between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City in 1974.

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Man on Wire Directed by James Marsh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | 4 wins including: World Cinema - Documentary (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Documentary

Village Voice Film Poll

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary Feature Film

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