Release Date: July 25th, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2008
PG-13|1 hr 30 min
Using actual footage from the event seamlessly mingled with new re-enactments, filmmaker James Marsh masterfully recreates high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit's 1974 stunt: performing acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Plotting his feat like a master cat burglar, Petit enlists the help of a motley group of friends as he calculates every detail, from acquiring building access to stringing up the wire, and manages to pull off an astounding crime.
Cast: Annie Allix, Jean François Heckel
Director: James Marsh
Production Co: UK Film Council, Discovery Films
Distributors: Magnolia Pictures