We're opening Flix in the Wet with the extraordinary documentary - Three Identical Strangers!
In 1980, through a series of coincidences, two complete strangers—19-year-olds Robert Shafran and Edward Galland — made the astonishing discovery that they were identical twins. They had been separated at birth, adopted and raised by different families. Even more incredibly, when their story ran in the New York Post, another 19 year-old, David Kellman, realized he was their triplet, adopted to yet another family. After an overwhelmingly joyful reunion, they became instant media sensation sensations, interviewed by Tom Brokaw and Phil Donahue, clubbing at Studio 54, even appearing in a movie with Madonna. But the brothers’ discovery set in motion a chain of events that, decades later, unearthed an extraordinary and disturbing secret.
Why you need to see this film?:
Don't forget to pick your jaw up off the floor before leaving the cinema! Robert Shafran starts the film by saying he wouldn't believe this was true if someone told him, but it is true. The quality of documentaries has rocketed over the last few years and director Tim Wardle couldn't have chosen a better subject for this feature length roller coaster ride. Think feel good movie turns darker and darker as tragic secrets are revealed...
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