Mistaken For Strangers

Director Tom Berninger
Genre Documentary
Runtime 75 minutes
Supplier American Mary Productioins
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - HOT DOCS 2013
Release Date In theatres on April 10, 2014


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.

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Press & Articles

“Sacked sibling turns camera on rock-star brother in the National” - The Globe And Mail

“Toronto gets a double dose of The National” - Toronto Star

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