A LITTLE OVER 27 years before the tragic events of September 11th, a daring Frenchman stepped off the edge of one of the World Trade Center towers and walked to the other—on a thin wire. That daring, young man was Phillipe Petit, and MAN ON WIRE tells his story.
It’s a story of courage and much planning. A tale of bank-heist proportions, of law-breaking and recklessness. Yet, it culminates in sheer magic and poetry–a gentle stroll between two points. A simple walk among giants that would, on one, sad day, be toppled in an unbelievable act of cruelty.
It’s a melancholy-tinged remembrance of an audacious feat–a feat of pure, awe-inspiring beauty. On this day, MAN ON WIRE is a way to see man at his best.