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 behavior.
Director Tim Wardle, teaming with production company Raw as well as CNN and Channel 4, has crafted a gripping, juicy conspiracy thriller that becomes so much more complex. Three Identical Strangers evolves from pulp nonfiction into a multi-layered deliberation on nature versus nurture and the existential dilemma of what makes us who we are.
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Tim Wardle is a BAFTA Award–nominated documentary director and executive producer at the award-winning production company Raw. His films as director include One Killer Punch, which explores the repercussions of a single violent act, and Lifers, an observational study of murderers sentenced to life at Europe’s largest prison. Tim has also worked as head of development for a number of leading production companies. Three Identical Strangers is his first feature.