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Released Runtime Category
2018 96 Documentary
Director Language
Tim Wardle English
David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Brenda Galland, Lawrence Wright

Three Identical Strangers

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What's it About

In 1980, Robert Shafran discovers by chance that he has an identical twin brother from whom he was separated at birth. When the news hits the media, a third identical brother comes forward. The triplets unite for the first time in 19 years, remark on their similarities and eventually go into business together.  As they start to wonder about what happened to them as babies, a journalist also starts to dig into their past. Their story only gets more incredible as new details emerge.

Why we love it

The astounding premise is the least shocking thing about this story as Wardle measures out jaw-dropping facts about unwitting families, a New York adoption agency and the dubious agenda of a child psychologist.  Heartbreaking interviews with friends and family add to a deepening mystery. As joy and surprise give way to suspicion and anger, the stunning story of these three men takes a darker turn. If you’re still not convinced that truth can be stranger than fiction, watch these “Strangers”!

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