Red Box Films

AN AWARD WINNING
PRODUCTION COMPANY
FROM PRODUCER 
SIMON CHINN

Man on Wire

Man on Wire Man on Wire

BBC, UK Film Council and Discovery Films present a Wall to Wall production in association with Red Box Films

On August 7, 1974, A young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This documentary incorporates Petit's footage to show the numerous extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century. International Sales: The Works (www.theworksfilmgroup.com)

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Producer(s):
Simon Chinn

Director(s):
James Marsh

Executive Producer(s):
Jonathan Hewes

Production Year
2008

Type
Short Film

Genre
Action

Stage
Distribution

Website:
manonwire.com

REVIEWS

"Exhilarating... a crowd-pleaser in such witty, poetic ways that even an art-house curmudgeon couldn't deny its tidy vigor."
VILLAGE VOICE

"A thorough, understated and altogether enthralling documentary."
NEW YORK TIMES

"Extraordinary. Man on Wire plays like a gripping heist movie [...] truly heart-stopping."
THE TIMES

"The tension builds incrementally, reaching almost unbearable heights at its dizzying climax An enthralling new documentary that will surely elicit gasps of wonder from its audiences."
SIGHT AND SOUND

AWARDS

Over 30 international awards, including:
Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature
BAFTA, Outstanding British Film
Producers Guild Award, Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
International Documentary Association, Award, Best Feature
National Board of Review, Best Documentary
Sundance Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary Competition
Sundance Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary Competition

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