Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle, UK 2018, 96’
Polish premiere
The Prince and the Dybbuk Weed the People

Imagine that somewhere in the world there is someone who looks just like you, moves like you, has the same gestures, tics, and facial expressions. Imagine also that there is more than one such person. Tim Wardle's documentary tells the story of a reunion in the early 1980s of three identical nineteen-year-old brothers who grew up completely apart from each other. This story immediately became a media sensation - the triplets were in the press, on television, appeared in the cult-favorite film Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and even founded a New York restaurant called Triplets. But the film Three Identical Strangers also reveals the darker side of this story, transforming itself into an investigation to explain who was behind the separation of the siblings and with what purpose. At the same time, it poses the age-old question of nature versus nurture. The great success of Three Identical Strangers (Sundance winner, over $3 million in revenue) has led to the rights being purchased for a fictional adaptation.

Adam Kruk


Sundance FF 2018 - U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling; Chicago Critics FF 2018 – Audience Award; IFF Berkshire 2018 – Audience Award and Jury Award for Documentary Feature

Tim Wardle

Tim Wardle is a film director and producer living in London, who has collaborated on documentary forms for Century Films, BBC Documentaries, Raw TV, Blast Films and Channel 4, for which he directed two documentaries: Lifers - about convicted criminals and One Killer Punch. His third film, the US-produced Three Identical Strangers, since the premiere at the Sundance festival, has become a veritable hit in America, conquering festivals ranging from Miami to San Francisco.


2007 First Cut (tv, co-dir.)

2012 Lifers

2016 One Killer Punch

2018 Bliscy nieznajomi / Three Identical Strangers

Cast & Crew

director Tim Wardle
screenplay Tim Wardle
cinematography Tim Cragg
editing Michael Harte
music Paul Saunderson
cast Tobert Shafran, David Kellman, Eddy Galland
producer Becky Read, Grace Hughes-Hallett
production RAW
sales Universal
language English
coloration colour
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