TELL ME WHO I AM hits like a train. A captivating true story that asks questions about memory, deception, morality and perspective, you won’t be able to shake this one off for a good long while. The crazy true story of identical twin brothers, Alex and Marcus, their unusual upbringing and Marcus’ attempt to fill in Alex’s memories after he is struck with amnesia in an accident. Why wouldn’t Alex hang on Marcus’ every word? The documentary is composed of the brothers’ two voices only with the assistance of brief reconstructed scenes to link their words. This is only right – it’s the story of their unique experience from two different perspectives. What follows retains its power the less you know, but suffice to say it goes to dark, painful places and both brothers are left drained and exposed living (or re-living, depending on the brother) their experience on camera. Powerful stuff. SSP
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