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The Sweetest Sound (2001)

In The Sweetest Sound, Alan Berliner (the filmmaker from New York) is tired of being mistaken for people who might share his name and decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome (In HD).

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Alan Berliner

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Credited cast:
Alan Berliner Alan Berliner ... Himself
Alain Berliner ... Himself
Allen Berliner Allen Berliner ... Himself
Alan S. Berliner Alan S. Berliner ... Himself
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Oscar Berliner Oscar Berliner ... Himself
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In The Sweetest Sound, Alan Berliner (the filmmaker from New York) is tired of being mistaken for people who might share his name and decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome (In HD).

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English

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5 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Najslodszy dzwiek See more »

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Fun and thought-provoking
8 July 2013 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Alan Berliner continues to make some of the most quirky, interesting and personal documentaries around, often bringing a great deal of humor to what could be over-serious material.

Here, he examines the meaning and value of one's own name, and the strange reality that almost all of us share our names, a key part of our sense of identity, with many others. As part of this exploration, Berliner invites all the "Alan Berliner"s he can find to a dinner, and ends up with 13 namesakes at one meal, including the French filmmaker Alain Berliner, who did the much acclaimed "Ma Vie En Rose", which the documentary film-maker got sick of being congratulated for. This is a fun film, but one that also provokes deeper thought about the meaning of names and identity.


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