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The Trailer For Gripping New Netflix Documentary 'Tell Me Who I Am' Is Here

The Trailer For Gripping New Netflix Documentary 'Tell Me Who I Am' Is Here

If you could live your life again, would you edit the negative memories out? That is the question being asked in the first trailer for upcoming Netflix documentary Tell Me Who I Am.

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The gripping doc 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.

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

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.

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In the trailer, we meet brothers Alex and Marcus, who begin the teaser discussing Alex's life-changing accident, as they are today.

Alex reflects: "I remember opening my eyes and looking around the room.

"I instantly recognised my twin brother and I just said, 'Hello Marcus' but it started to dawn on me that I didn't know where I was, I didn't know what happened to me, I didn't even know my own name.

"Everything had gone."

Marcus Lewis pictured above. Credit: Netflix
Marcus Lewis pictured above. Credit: Netflix

While Marcus explains how his brother relied on him for every memory, Alex admitted he had "no reason to doubt" his twin's stories about their upbringing.

But their upbringing was in fact far from "idyllic" as Marcus explains to camera: "I from day one painted a picture of a normal family but none of that was true. It was a fantasy I was creating for him."

Battling with the fact that his brother had been withholding the truth for two decades, Alex says: "How could we have secrets? We don't have secrets. The one person I absolutely trusted has betrayed me.

"I have been lying for 20 years, I was too much of a coward."

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Credit: Netflix

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 tonight (Tuesday, 8th October) at the BFI London Film Festival before landing on the streaming service on Friday, 18th October

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Credit: Netflix

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

It is directed by Oscar-nominated Ed Perkins and is also produced by Simon Chinn with Lightbox.

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

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Topics: TV News, Documentary

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on [email protected]

 

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