A Pair of One

United Kingdom, 1987

Film
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Greta and Freda Chaplin are English identical twins who dress alike, try to walk in step and, for much of the time, speak the same words in unison. They are inextricably bound to each other and, if separated, they wail and scream. There are many twins who dress alike and behave somewhat alike, but the Chaplin twins are described as being amongst the most uncanny. Estranged from their mother and sharing a house with a sympathetic man who read of their strange case in a newspaper, the twins live a curious, fragile and somewhat fearful existence. Their story sparkles with the crazy quirkiness of the far edges of humanity, yet it resonates with the essence of every human. It is impossible not to be fascinated by this film.

Credits

producer

Juliet Darling

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324579

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Chaplin, Freda

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Chaplin, Greta

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dependency (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Twins

People → Chaplin, Freda

People → Chaplin, Greta

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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