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This is not your typical daytime talk show “lost sibling reunion” segment. The documentary Three Identical Strangers tells the story of Bobby, David and Eddy, who at 19 years of age discover they are identical triplets who were adopted by three different Jewish families from the Louise Wise Adoption Agency in New York City. The heartwarming tale of sibling reconnection, however, soon becomes horribly heartbreaking. The men eventually learn that while their parents were told their children were being monitored to study the effects of adoption, they were actually part of a secret study on nature vs. nurture. They were, essentially separated at birth to be used as a control group. And they were not the only ones. Directed by Tim Wardle.
- Silvi Alzetta-Reali
- Ron Guttman
- Natasha Josefowitz
- David Kellman
- Evan LeRose
- Adrian Lichter
- Andrew Lovesey
- Scotty Murray
- Robert Shafran
- David Straus
Did You Know?
- Debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2018.
- The Volvo used in the initial sequences was a later model year (from the 80's) than the actual year (in the 70's).
- Robert Shafran: When I tell people my story, they don't believe it. I guess I wouldn't believe the story if someone else were telling it, but , I'm telling it and it's true, every word of it.
Atom User Reviews
Such a well told story. So intriguing. Try not to read anything about this before you see it, it takes some turns and it will keep your interest the whole time.
Very good movie. Very sad story. Glad they got to see the experiment files in the end.
Three Identical Strangers is clear about the awful fate that befell its innocent subjects. They grew up as lab rats and didn’t know it.
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.
Where some see coincidence, Wardle finds a true-life conspiracy, and pursues it all the way to conclusion after gripping conclusion.