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Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Music | 28 March 2014 (USA)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt.

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Credited cast:
Matt Berninger ... Himself
Aaron Dessner ... Himself
Bryce Dessner ... Himself
Bryan Devendorf ... Himself
Scott Devendorf ... Himself
Brandon Reid Brandon Reid ... Himself
Carin Besser ... Herself, Matt Berninger's wife
Isla Berninger Isla Berninger ... Himself
Nancy Berninger Nancy Berninger ... Herself
Paul Berninger Paul Berninger ... Himself
Barack Obama ... Himself (as President Barack Obama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Barger Dawn Barger ... Herself, band manager
Tom Berninger ... Himself
Annie Clark Annie Clark ... Herself
Ira Kaplan Ira Kaplan ... Himself
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In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to join the tour's crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom - who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal - decided to bring his camera along. Tom's at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother's shadow brings out the younger sibling in him - he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a film about brothers and about making something of your own. Written by Anonymous

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28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$87,743, 30 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$137,460, 4 May 2014
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Highly Recommend this poignant movie
25 May 2014 | by debduoSee all my reviews

Highly recommend this documentary. It is real and fresh and raw all at the same time. Taps into the human element with emotion and heart. One of the most real movies you may ever see. Don't take it too serious, you will be pleasantly surprised and delighted. Sibling rivalry and seeing how we don't measure up in our families from our parent's and siblings perspective is all confronted in this movie. You will laugh and cry for the characters, they explore how to live life and what is important in life. Very well worth your time. It makes you see the glamorous and drudgery of being in a successful band and what it takes to make it all happen. Ostensibly while looking at the band and its creative process we are given a beautiful look into the organic process of the brother and how he sabotages himself along the way and comes out the other end with a great movie as the result.


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