Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Berninger
  • UK release: 27 June 2014

Documentary about US indie band The National. Director Berninger is the band's singer's younger brother, and the film – which chronicles his own fumbling attempts to be their roadie – is much about his relationship with his own brother as it is about the band's history. Smart, funny and heartwarming.

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Mistaken for Strangers

3 Mar 20144 stars

Documentary about US indie group The National filmed by sibling Tom Berninger

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