Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.
Two of them accidentally discovered they were twin brothers when they attended the same college. But soon they discovered a third brother and that they were actually triplets. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly became a global sensation complete with b-list celebrity appearing on television programs and even in “Desperately Seeking Susan.” However Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman’s story is full of shocking turns as their fairy-tale reunion turned rancid as it set in motion events that unearthed an unimaginable secret with radical repercussions.
In his review for the L.A.Times, Justin Chang wrote: “The tricky, twisty structure of this documentary, a scientific and philosophical inquiry by way of a detective story, suggests a joyous earthquake followed by a series of grim, unsettling aftershocks. It careens wildly from near-comic disbelief to unspeakable tragedy, dragging a trail of intense, contradictory emotions in its wake.”
(US / 2018 / Directed by Tim Wardle)
PG-13/ 96 mins.