Three Identical Strangers
About the Film:
Ends Thursday, August 30.
In 1980, through a series of coincidences, two complete strangers—19-year-olds RobertShafran and Edward Galland —made the astonishing discovery that they were identical twins. They had been separated at birth, adopted and raised by different families. Even more incredibly, when their story ran in the New York Post, another 19 year-old, David Kellman, realized he was their triplet, adopted to yet another family.
After an overwhelmingly joyful reunion, they became instant media sensation sensations, interviewed by Tom Brokaw and Phil Donahue, clubbing at Studio 54, even appearing in a moviewith Madonna. But the brothers’ discovery set in motion a chain of events that, decades later, unearthed an extraordinary and disturbing secret.
The Arizona Republic says, “Tim Wardle’s documentary contains as many twists as a great thriller.”
Newsday calls it “a riveting, stranger than fiction documentary that plays out like a mystery novel.”