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Mistaken for Strangers (2013) by Tom Berninger #WFF2013

The author and main protagonist of the film is Tom Berninger, who happens to be the brother of lead vocal in The National – an American indie rock band.
What sets off as an ordinary documentary, where a camera follows a band on a tour, soon it becomes more and more obvious that nothing is ordinary, or regular, or normal in this particular case.
The film could be perceived as a mockery, as a grotesque approach and recipe how a documentary should not be made.
The relationship between two brothers is presented as pretty stressful and glitter free.
Perhaps this was intended, but it didn’t seem to be. The whole plot looks like a series of unfortunate disasters. All in all, the film brings loud laughters to the audience – hard to say if it’s caused by the comic intent or the comic outcome, but it is great fun to watch.


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