Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers

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Mistaken for Strangers

Concert documentary (which has been compared to mockumentary This is Spinal Tap) following the 2010 tour of rock band The National – ten years running and five critically acclaimed albums strong. Lead singer Matt Berninger invites his younger brother, an aspiring filmmaker, to film them. As the tour goes on, their sibling rivalry emerges...

"Needing extra help - and seeing an opportunity to spend time with his younger brother - Matt Berninger invited Tom to join the band as a tour assistant. As an aspiring filmmaker, Tom too saw an opportunity and grabbed his camera. As an outsider with the cheek and irreverence of a younger brother, Tom begins to make a mischievous portrait of the band. Neglecting his day job, though, the stresses of the tour only lead Tom to a sense of alienation from the group and his brother. With 200 hours of unedited live footage and interviews, Tom, with the passionate, loving support of his rock star older brother, turns the film’s attention onto himself to rediscover a sense of purpose." (London Film Festival)

2013Rating: M, Offensive language75 minsUSA
ComedyDocumentaryMusic
Director:
Tom Berninger (feature debut)
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Variety

Variety

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Comes off like an exercise in self-deprecation. As much a diary film as a rockumentary, it almost compulsively veers away from its ostensible subject, the band’s world tour, probing the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his kid brother Tom...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Funny and self-effacing doc says more about its maker's insecurities than the rock tour it chronicles.

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Variety

Variety

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Comes off like an exercise in self-deprecation. As much a diary film as a rockumentary, it almost compulsively veers away from its ostensible subject, the band’s world tour, probing the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his kid brother Tom...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Funny and self-effacing doc says more about its maker's insecurities than the rock tour it chronicles.

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