This documentary involving long-lost triplets has the kind of twist that even Hollywood couldn't think up
"I wouldn't believe this story if someone else were telling it, but it's true. Every word of it."
Critically-acclaimed documentary Three Identical Strangers premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews.
It's a classic 'stranger than fiction' story in which a trio of strangers discover that they were all separated at birth and experienced very different upbringings.
That might sound like we've given the entire game away, but Three Identical Strangers follows in the footsteps of gripping documentaries like The Imposter, Capturing the Friedmans and Dear Zachary in that there's a great deal more beneath the surface than first appears.
The official synopsis looks like this:
Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told. Times three.
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.
Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly is stranger than fiction.
The first official trailer has landed, and you can check it out below.
Three Identical Strangers hits American screens on 29 June.
There's no word on an Irish release date as of yet, but the buzz is strong, so hopefully it will receive a theatrical run here.
Clip via NEON