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The National’s ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ Trailer Goes Behind the Scenes

Documentary by singer’s brother follows indie-rockers on tour

With the National’s tour documentary Mistaken for Strangers set to open the Tribeca Film Festival this week on April 17th, the band has released a trailer for the movie shot by singer Matt Berninger’s metalhead younger brother, Tom.

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Here, Tom goes behind the scenes and shows how different he is from Matt – who’s nine years older – as he follows the National from a roadie’s perspective. Tom shoots hilarious, intentionally out-of-touch questions at the band, like, “how famous do you think you are,” “how fast can you play” and “what kind of drugs and how many drugs have you done?” Tom comes off at times like an irritant, in typical little brother fashion, but his love for Matt is apparent, and his freewheeling spirit adds another perspective to a band known for serious, somber music.

The National’s next album, Trouble May Find Me, is due May 21st.

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