The Walk (2015)


There’s no denying the colossal achievement of French funambulist extraordinaire Philippe Petit, who broke records – and the law – when he walked between New York’s Twin Towers in 1974. Already the subject of James Marsh’s excellent Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire, whose title was taken from a police report about the event, this mammoth physical and emotional undertaking is now commemorated by Robert Zemeckis in The Walk, which is also based on Petit’s book To Reach the Clouds.

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