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New Netflix Documentary 'Tell Me Who I Am' Is Based On A Gripping True Story

New Netflix Documentary 'Tell Me Who I Am' Is Based On A Gripping True Story

Netflix has been coming up trumps with their latest original productions; Unbelievable, When They See Us and The Great Hack, and now they're set to impress with their latest doc, Tell Me Who I Am.

The documentary tells the story of 18-year-old Alex Lewis, who woke up from a coma after surviving a motorcycle accident in 1982 to find he couldn't remember his own name, family or home.

Credit: Hodder & Stoughton
Credit: Hodder & Stoughton

The only person the Londoner recognised was his identical twin brother Marcus, who he relied on to re-learn the world around him.

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However, the idyllic childhood described by Marcus ultimately concealed a dark and painful family secret.

Their story spans continents and eras, starting from 1950s high society in the Home Counties to a remote island in the Pacific and 90s raves. Yes, raves.

Tell Me Who I Am explores the blurred boundaries of memory and reality, and the emotional bonds that allow us to survive.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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Describing the film, Netflix added: "In this documentary, Alex trusts his twin, Marcus, to tell him about his past after he loses his memory. But Marcus is hiding a dark family secret."

If you like a thrilling watch then this story's twists and turns will shock you to your core.

The documentary is based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name, which was released in 2013 and co-written by Joanne Hines with the brothers.

The doc is set to premiere at next month's BFI London Film Festival before landing on the streaming service on Friday, 18th October.

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The heart-breaking feature originally premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado earlier this month to much acclaim.

Tell Me Who I Am is directed by Oscar-nominated Ed Perkins and is also produced by Simon Chinn with Lightbox.

Safe to say we've added this one to our 'list'.

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Tell Me Who I Am is available to stream on Netflix from Friday, 18th October.

Featured Image Credit: Tell Me Who I Am/Lightbox

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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