Three Identical Strangers (2018)

Three Identical Strangers (2018)

An impossible true story with a dark underbelly

7.7

Movie

UK, United Kingdom
English, French
Documentary
2018
TIM WARDLE
David Kellman, Ellen Cervone, Howard Schneider
97 min

What it's about

New York, 1980. Three complete strangers accidentally discover that they're identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives – and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

The take

This is a documentary with a dark underbelly. When Bobby Shafran goes on his first day at college, everyone seems to recognize him. The person they're actually recognizing is his twin brother, as the two were separated at birth by an adoption agency. A third brother surfaces to make the story even crazier, but things take a darker turn when questions arise about why they were separated as toddlers and to what end. If it wasn't a documentary, this story would be an unusual science fiction on the themes of identity and nature vs. nurture.

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Intriguing and upsetting at the same time. This one will draw you in and make you wonder about everything!

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