Academy Award® winning Director Robert Zemeckis uses cutting edge technology to bring to life the true story of The Walk. Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Looper") stars as Philippe Petit, a young dreamer who brings together a band of unlikely recruits to achieve the impossible: a wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Centre towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.
Twelve men have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit – has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Centre towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Sir Ben Kingsley - "Gandhi"), 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.
Academy Award®-winning director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump") uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. The Walk is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the towers of the World Trade Centre.
The Walk also stars Charlotte Le Bon ("Yves Saint Laurent"), James Badge Dale ("World War Z") and Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation").
Bonus materials on the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Pillars of Support,” which spotlights the characters portrayed in the film by Sir Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Charlotte Le Bon. The 3D Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are exclusively loaded with additional bonus materials, including deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. In “First Steps,” viewers witness Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s first steps on the wire during pre-production, as he learns to “walk the rope” from the legendary Philippe Petit. Viewers also hear the actor and his mentor speak to the physical and mental skills required to master this incredible skill. “The Amazing Walk” is a three-part series that breaks down “the walk.” In addition, the featurette touches on the epic recreation of the Twin Towers and their role as a character in the film.
- Daily Telegraph
“an experience you will never forget” ****
- Daily Express
"a heady, triumphant cinematic ride" ****
- Digital Spy
“shot in utterly breathtaking fashion” ****
“a rare and imaginative gem” ****