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'Three Identical Strangers' Just Got Added To Netflix

'Three Identical Strangers' Just Got Added To Netflix

When it comes to Netflix adding more films, documentaries and TV shows during lockdown - the more the merrier.

Which is why we're very pleased to tell you that the streaming platform has just added gripping doc, Three Identical Strangers to its catalogue of shows.

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The documentary follows the story of a set of American triplets - David Kellman, Eddy Galland, and Bobby Shafran - who were separated when they were each adopted at six months old, by three different families from varying backgrounds.

The families had no idea they had adopted a triplet, but 18 years on, in 1980, and the film depicts how the three young men were reunited by pure chance.

The brothers became inseparable (Credit: Neon)
The brothers became inseparable (Credit: Neon)

The reunion occurred when Bobby attended his first day of college - only to be greeted as Eddy, by classmates he didn't recognise.

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By sheer coincidence, the brothers had ended up at the same university. Eventually, Bobby and Eddy meet up, realising they are twins and are later contacted by David, whose adoptive mum saw a photo of the twins in a newspaper and was stunned at the resemblance to her own son.

The brothers were reunited after meeting by chance at college (Credit: Neon)
The brothers were reunited after meeting by chance at college (Credit: Neon)

The astonishing story reveals how the boys were separated deliberately as part of a 'nature vs nurture' research project by psychologist Peter B Neubauer, who set up the controversial study to examine the behaviour of twins and triplets raised in different environments.

Despite their anger and shock at the experiment, once the triplets found each other, they formed an incredibly close bond almost instantly, moving in together and opening a restaurant in New York, called Triplets.

They became a media sensation overnight and the documentary follows their rise to fame, as well as their mental health battle that followed.

Tragically, in 1995, Eddy took his own life.

The story reveals how the boys were separated deliberately as part of a 'nature vs nurture' research project (Credit: Neon)
The story reveals how the boys were separated deliberately as part of a 'nature vs nurture' research project (Credit: Neon)

The film, directed by British filmmaker Tim Wardle, is a fascinating insight into the bitter sweet story, providing interviews and archived footage from the last 30 years.

It was released in November 2018 and from today, is available to stream on Netflix. That's our Monday quarant-eve sorted...

Featured Image Credit: Neon

Topics: Film News, TV News, Netflix

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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