Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

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Three Identical Strangers

Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning documentary on identical triplets reunited at age 19 and the dark secret behind their initial separation.

"New York, 1980: Three complete strangers — Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman — make the astounding discovery that they are identical triplets. Separated at birth, adopted, and raised by three different families, the 19-year-olds are reunited by chance. Their story sets the tabloids on fire, and the triplets suddenly become famous around the world. The brothers forge a relationship and become fast friends. They move in together in a swinging bachelor pad and open a restaurant that skyrockets to success. The toast of Manhattan, the triplets are living the high life. But their fairy-tale reunion sets off a chain of events that ultimately unearths an extraordinary and sinister secret that could answer controversial questions at the heart of human behaviour." (Sundance Film Festival)

Winner of the Special Jury Prize (Documentary), 2018 Sundance Film Festival
2018Rating: Exempt96 minsUK
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
Director:
Tim Wardle ('One Killer Punch', 'Lifers: Channel 4 Cutting Edge')
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

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Tim Wardle has shaped the film as a detective story in which the more pieces of the puzzle are filled in, the more disgusted and infuriated we become.

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Variety

Variety

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A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Engrossing, and sometimes enraging...

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Stuff

Stuff

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Stunning viewing, this is documentary film-making at its finest.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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Three Identical Strangers does a solid job laying out a story that's both remarkable and repulsive in equal measures, a window into the peculiar bonding of twins that holds appeal for the same reasons that inspired the medical research in the first place.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

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This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package.

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Collider

Collider

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Three Identical Strangers is shocking, thrilling, and wildly entertaining, but it's also incredibly moving, leaving a lasting impression that you won't easily shake. I have a feeling this is a film we're going to be talking about for a long time to come.

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Vulture

Vulture

press

Tim Wardle has shaped the film as a detective story in which the more pieces of the puzzle are filled in, the more disgusted and infuriated we become.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Engrossing, and sometimes enraging...

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Stunning viewing, this is documentary film-making at its finest.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Three Identical Strangers does a solid job laying out a story that's both remarkable and repulsive in equal measures, a window into the peculiar bonding of twins that holds appeal for the same reasons that inspired the medical research in the first place.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Three Identical Strangers is shocking, thrilling, and wildly entertaining, but it's also incredibly moving, leaving a lasting impression that you won't easily shake. I have a feeling this is a film we're going to be talking about for a long time to come.

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