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Man On Wire, 2008

Man On Wire
Starring: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix
Directed by: James Marsh
Written by: Philippe Petit
Language:  English, French
Country:  UK, USA
Runtime:  94 min
MPAA Rating:  PG_13
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Man On Wire can be described as clever, offbeat, and captivating. The plot revolves around the life of an artist, adventurers, and an obsessive quest. The main genre is documentary. In terms of style, Man On Wire is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place in the 20th century and in contemporary times. Man On Wire has received attention for being a Sundance Festival winner, an Oscar winner, and critically acclaimed.

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James Marsh's dazzling, invigorating documentary Man On Wire tells the story of a truly inspiring figure.... more

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Language: English, French
Country: UK, USA
Release date: 22 January 2008
Runtime: 94 min
Awards: Academy Awards

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Awarded Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 Academy Awards

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Philippe Petit Philippe Petit As Himself
Jean François Heckel Jean François Heckel As Himself
Jean-Louis Blondeau Jean-Louis Blondeau As Himself
Annie Allix Annie Allix As Herself
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One of the most wildly entertaining docs of recent years.
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Delightful.
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Beautiful, compelling and inspiring. This documentary felt like a feature movie more than a Doc to me. I've even re-watched it, which is rare for me, especially of a documentary.
04.March.2011 |  by: tom willerer
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Easily the best documentary made since Hoop Dreams. If you aren't a documentary fan, you'll still love this one. It plays like a hollywood crime thriller and moves quickly through. A camera could be placed on Philip Petit while he tells the story of...
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03.August.2010 |  by: Dan Cassavaugh
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One of the most satisfying things I have watched recently. Though it is a documentary, dramatized portions make it play like a Mission Impossible episode -- and with almost as much suspense.
30.March.2010 |  by: Mark Copley
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Mark Copley rated this title
The premise seems a little thin: a documentary about the man who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 -- but it is a full drama, well told. Clearly a bit of a fame-seeker from a very early age, the...
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29.March.2010 |  by: Democritus
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The story of a man who at a young age knew he was destined to tightwalk across everything.. and then he sees the World Trade Center being built and knows what his dream walk is. The movie describes his journey to accomplish this feat and those with...
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30.March.2009 |  by: Parker in MN
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this was really good, really well done. I Couldnt believe it. There was tons of footage of the preparation that went into it but there was also re-enactment footage that was really well done. The amount of work these people put into this stunt was...
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20.March.2009 |  by: space
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space rated this title
MAN ON WIRE is a fascinating documentary about one man's obsession. It's less compelling than I had hoped, however. I kept wanting to know where this obsession may have come from, or how Philippe Petit financed his expensive dream since he doesn't...
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19.March.2009 |  by: Vic
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Refreshing as well as thrilling! a first person perspective of will and creativity at its best! inspiring glimpse into the world of renegade performers.
17.March.2009 |  by: macntashi
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