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Documentary Review | Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers (PN 1995.96 .B55 T53 2018b) documents the story of three young men who meet at college and make the shocking discovery that they are identical triplets who were separated at birth. A debate of nature vs. nurture begins as the brothers astonish the world with their similarities despite their different backgrounds. But while the brothers are having light-hearted fun with each other, an underlying story unfolds as to why they were separated in the first place.

Three Identical Strangers is not just innocent film about brothers who were reunited. It has twists and turns that tell the dark and mysterious story of what really happened to the trio. It also does an excellent job of explaining how the triplets were different from each other, rather than similar. It argues that while nature is important, it is nurture that ultimately overpowers a person’s life. The story is gripping for everyone, even those with little interest in psychology, and was an intriguing journey from start to finish.

Written by: Michelle Greenwood

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