Competition: Win ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ *closed*

In 2010, US rock band The National released their fifth album, High Violet. After ten years as critical darlings, the band was finally enjoying wider recognition. As they were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career, lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to be a part of their tour crew. A budding filmmaker and horror movie enthusiast, Tom brought along his camera to film the experience. To celebrate the DVD release of Mistaken for Strangers (2013) this Monday (14 July), we have THREE copies to give away courtesy of UK distributors Dogwoof. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Mistaken for Strangers follows the story of two brothers at very different moments in their lives. Approaching forty, Matt is now beginning to experience life as a rock star. Before he’s invited on tour, Tom, aged 30, is still living at home in Cincinnati. On tour, Tom struggles to keep up with his crew duties. He watches his older brother perform sold-out shows for screaming fans, and feels increasingly cut off from him. He doesn’t always understand the band’s success (he prefers heavy metal). He falls into bad habits, loses track of the film he is trying to make, and Matt starts to come down on him. The film Tom finally produces is an hilarious and touching look at two very different brothers, and an odd but strangely moving portrait of a nuanced American rock outfit.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Mistaken for Strangers on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

What was the title of The National’s debut album, which was released in 2001?

a) Alligator
b) Boxer
c) The National

To enter, simply send us your name, email address, subject (‘Mistaken for Strangers’), answer and postal address to*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Mistaken for Strangers is released on DVD from Monday 14 July. For more information, please visit

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 17 July 2014.

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• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.