Mistaken For Strangers
Genre: Documentary, Music/Musical
Duration: 75 mins
Starring: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner
Director: Tom Berninger
Matt Berninger is the lead singer of acclaimed rock band The National, his younger brother Tom is a loveable slacker, who lives at home and makes low budget movies. The night before the band embark on their biggest tour, Matt invites Tom to join them as a roadie, but Tom has other ideas and his camera comes along for the ride. As he tries to capture the behind-the-scenes action, he winds up the band by poking the camera where it's not wanted, learns that they aren't as rock-and-roll as he want them to be and generally fails in his tour duties. Tom's camera captures his journey as he finds himself living in Matt's shadow and acting out in a way only a little brother can - drinking, complaining, and struggling to balance his ambition with his responsibilities. An amazingly intimate and spirited film, Mistaken For Strangers delves into the joys and struggles of brotherhood.