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The Walk

A man and his team overcome obstacles to walk between World Trade Center towers.


Why watch this film?

The story of the only man who succeeded in walking a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City in 1974. The film is based on the book written by the man himself, Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (‘Looper’) in an outstanding performance. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (‘Back to the Future’), with the aid of special effects, he is able to capture the dizzying experience of following Petit. It should be noted that 'The Walk' takes a little while to get going, but the effort is rewarded with excellent visuals and the last act of the movie, which is breathtaking.



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Plot summary

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit – has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy, and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.

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