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Gordon-Levitt as Petit in The Walk. The up-in-the-air moments in the movie are simply stunning and despite the fact that Petit's story was told in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), the new film feels fresh and entertaining.

Petit at a photocall of The Walk during the Rome Film Festival on Oct 19.

Realising a magnificent obsession

Oct 23, 2015 5:50 AM

HIGH-WIRE artist Philippe Petit had a magnificent obsession to walk the airspace between the two towers of New York's World Trade Center and pull off "the artistic coup of the century". In The Walk, director Robert Zemeckis chronicles Petit's absurd, audacious attempt to realise that dream, in

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