What if every memory that haunts you could be erased? What if something truly horrific had happened to you and the person who loves you most could wipe that from your mind? Would you want them to? This is the ethical dilemma that 18-year-old Marcus Lewis faced when his identical twin Alex awakened after a motorcycle accident and Marcus was the only person Alex recognized. With no memories at all, Alex relied entirely on his brother as he tried to understand who he was. Working from an autobiography by the twins, Perkins and the Lewis brothers craft a powerfully cinematic adaptation that helps the audience explore their incredible story and remarkable 35-year post-accident journey. It's a profoundly moving examination of memory and trauma, personal responsibility and, ultimately, love.
London Film Festival
Did You Know?
When the book was released in 2013 the twins gave an interview on BBC TV.
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When Alex came back from the hospital, he didn't know who his mother was. He didn't know his house. He didn't know his bedroom. Didn't know his girlfriend. He didn't know he was in England. He didn't know... anything. But he knew... me. He knew who I was. If you've only got one fact in your mind, one thing that you know 100%, one thing that is yours, of your own, not something that anybody's given you, you then build everything around that fact. He had to trust me because he didn't have anybody...