Directed by Ed Perkins
Tell Me Who I Am is both emotionally conflicting and deeply disturbing in all the ways a harsh cut documentary should be. This talking head documentary follows the struggles of a twin whom had lost his memories at the age of 18 and how his brother helped him piece together everything about his past, but with shocking alterations to the truth. The main subject, Alex, talks about the incredible childhood he supposedly had before getting into a motorcycle accident, sending him into an amnesiac flurry of confusion and incomprehensible despair. On the other side of the film, you have his twin brother Marcus who is spinning tales about their childhood to shield his brother from a dark and depressing pain that would haunt the two forever. It’s a tough watch, but it certainly grabs hold of your attention and refuses to let go until the twisted and shocking conclusion. If you’re looking for something incredibly sad and emotionally charged, Tell Me Who I Am is exactly the Netflix documentary you need in your life to create and cultivate perspective.
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