There was a jaw-dropping reaction to Three Identical Strangers on TV last night
What part shocked you the most?
On Thursday night, Channel 4 aired Three Identical Strangers, a documentary from 2018 that seems to have a mind-blowing effect on all who see it.
Having premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, the movie quickly impressed critics as it generated a huge buzz.
The Tim Wardle-directed doc falls into the tradition of truly great non-fiction films in that while the original subject matter is interesting to begin with, the twists and turns that arrive along the way make it genuinely essential viewing.
Think the likes of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Capturing the Friedmans and The Imposter - incredible stories elevated by unexpected revelations and individual moments that result in you demanding friends and family check it out immediately.
Three Identical Strangers, difficult as the story may be, belongs in such conversations.
As the synopsis reads:
"Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.
"Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – a secret with radical repercussions for us all."
Clip via NEON
If you weren't watching on Thursday night, the good news is that Channel 4 have added the film to their online player. Just click here to check it out.
If you were watching, you probably reacted with enough shock and awe to qualify for the next season of Gogglebox.
Those who tuned in were left bemused, enraged and shaken by the experience.
To say much more would be to spoil the narrative for anyone who has yet to check out Three Identical Strangers, but this should give you some idea...
Watched #ThreeIdenticalStrangers last night, couldn't sleep thinking about it. Going to take a few days to digest everything.
— Jon D (@JON_D84) March 1, 2019
Is this man actually sitting here laughing and joking about this?! “Haha I know someone who looks like you” “I know your twin” what an absolute freak oh my god😨🤯😤 #ThreeIdenticalStrangers
— feebs 🕊 (@fionnaberry_) February 28, 2019
So when are we storming Yale's library to reclaim the study???? People have lost their lives over this #ThreeIdenticalStrangers
— TolzFWAF (@TolzFWAF) February 28, 2019
It was hard not to be angry whilst watching #ThreeIdenticalStrangers, last night. Such a startling lack of medical ethics from people who were professionals, and such a lack of insight into the moral deficiencies of such behaviour.
— Glyn ap Myfyr (@Welshbeard) March 1, 2019
#ThreeIdenticalStrangers 😮 one of the best documentaries I’ve seen for a while, very interesting take on research ethics and the nature vs. nurture debate.
— ♡ellie (@elliespargox) March 1, 2019
Goodness, the most moving and heartbreaking and complicated and profound thing I’ve seen in such a long time. #ThreeIdenticalStrangers
— lola (@legally_lola) March 1, 2019