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by James Marsh


The French artist Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk across New York’s newly built World Trade Centre twin towers in 1974, and his consequent arrest for what would be known as the “artistic crime of the century.”

international title: Man on Wire
original title: Man on Wire
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2008
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: James Marsh
release date: UK 01/08/2008, DE 22/01/2009, NO 20/02/2009, PT 05/03/2009
cast: Ardis Campbell, David Demato, David Frank, Aaron Haskell, Paul McGill
cinematography by: Igor Martinovic
film editing: Jinx Godfrey
art director: Sharon Walthall
costumes designer: Kathryn Nixon
producer: Simon Chinn, Maureen Ryan, Victoria Gregory
production: UK Film Council, Red Box Films
distributor: Icon Film Distribution, Tour De Force AS, Diaphana Distribution, Vértigo Films, Cinéart, Castello Lopes Cinemas


main awards/selection

Oscars 2009 Best Documentary Feature
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008 Standard Life Audience Award

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