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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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English

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$87,743, 30 March 2014

Gross USA:

$138,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,285
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Unexpectedly hilarious quirky portrayal of a touring band
26 March 2014 | by truedisSee all my reviews

Saw this at the premiere/National concert at the Shrine in LA on Tuesday 3/25/2014. This is the story of Matt Berninger, lead singer of the National's younger brother (by 9 years) Tom attempting (and succeeding) to make a documentary of the band on tour. It mostly plays out as a story of brotherly love & jealousy, but always with a good-natured and humorous bent. Tom is a goofy kid-stuck-in-a-man's-body who has a history of quitting things before he's finished them, and Matt seems determined to see him finish this project, even if it means risking the public perception of his band. The audience was in uproarious laughter throughout the whole thing, and everyone seemed surprised at what a genuine portrait it was of not only the band, but of how a regular family's dynamics change when one member is throw into the spotlight. Highly recommended.


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