Three Identical Strangers is a highly captivating and thought-provoking documentary, expertly directed by Tim Wardle (One Killer Punch & Lifers: Channel 4 Cutting Edge) which recounts the unbelievable, world-famous story of three identical triplets. In 1980, David Kellan, Eddy Galland and Robert Shafran discovered that they were separated at birth and adopted out to three different families.
Soon they were in every newspaper and talk show across America and talked about the world over, even being spotted while walking down the road and asked to do a cameo in the 1985 movie Desperately Seeking Susan, which they were very happy to oblige, Eventually started up their own establishment called Triplets, which became the in place to be in its time.
The triplets big Hollywood debut!
Theirs is was a heartwarming and uplifting story, which pulled at the heartstrings and proved that siblinghood and family are truly a gift to behold, however, it made way for a host of unanswered questions, which needed to be answered.
If this film were fiction, I'd tell you it was filled with a multitude of plot twists, but scarily enough, this is real life!
In a horrific turn of events, they soon learn that as children, they were the subjects of a mass research experiment, where countless sets of twins and triplets were separated at a young age and then adopted out to families who were lied to about the purpose of the tests being administered to their children. The further they delve to attempt to find out the truth, the more questions they need answers to and the more they learn, the more disturbing things become.
This is a genuine rollercoaster ride of a film, which is told with expert storytelling as it documents the raw emotions of the love, life and heartbreak that these three men have been through since they first met by chance, at the age of 19.
Three Identical Strangers is a must-see documentary, not just because of how well it is put together, but also so we can learn from it as a society to do everything we can in our power to stop an experiment like this ever being administered on anyone ever again.
This movie is rated PG as it contains mild themes and coarse language.