It won the top award at Edinburgh’s film festival but what will Irish audiences think? See it first and for free! and Eclipse Pictures invite you and a guest to attend an exclusive preview screening of the acclaimed ‘MAN ON WIRE’ this Saturday, July 19th at 12 noon sharp in a Dublin city centre cinema.


‘MAN ON WIRE’ won the audience award at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival and is being praised by critics lucky enough to attend advance previews.























On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman called Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between New York’s twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After an hour dancing on the wire, with no safety net or harness, he was arrested and thrown into an underground prison. Until that moment no one but Petit and his team of accomplices, who had spent months planning their illegal ‘coup’ (as they referred to it amongst themselves) knew anything about it.


Born out of a dream and an idea, Petit and his team of accomplices spent eight months planning the execution of their ‘coup’ in the most intricate detail. Like a team of professional bank robbers planning their most ambitious heist, the tasks they faced seemed virtually insurmountable: they would have to find a way to bypass the WTC’s security; to smuggle the wire and rigging equipment into the towers; to suspend the wire between the two towers; to secure the wire at the correct tension to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings; to rig it secretly by night – all without being caught. Not to mention the walk itself…


Directed by James Marsh (The King, Wisconsin Death Trip), Man on Wire brings Petit’s extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of all the co-conspirators who created the single, beautiful spectacle that became known as “the artistic crime of the century”.

Click play below to view the trailer.








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Q: Who is the director of MAN ON WIRE?



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MAN ON WIRE opens in Irish cinemas on 1st August 2008

Cert: 12a