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The Imposter

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2012
1h 39m
English
Documentary, Mystery
In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems.
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Adam OBrian
Frédéric Bourdin
Anna Ruben
Carey Gibson
Cathy Dresbach
Nancy Fisher
Alan Teichman
Charlie Parker
Ivan Villanueva
Social Worker
Ken Appledorn
Vice Consul
Directed By: Bart Layton
Written By: Bart Layton

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McBauer says...
10 years ago
This interview in the Telegraph actually answers some of the questions the film left me with, worth a read: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmmakersonfilm/9459425/The-Imposter-interview-with-the-Chameleon.html
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razze says...
9 years ago
Wow, this is documentary gets some momentum.
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elliott33 says...
8 years ago
Great documentary. Really interesting story, with a very unexpected twist to end it.
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sclyde says...
9 years ago
This is a pretty well compiled documentary. I can't believe the things the man did and got away with. It's wild, but understandable given the circumstances that the family would be so convinced. From the article someone else posted, you can see what led to this type of behavior, but it's still hard to believe that anyone would do such a horrible thing to so many people.
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McBauer
7/10  10 years ago
This is one of the craziest stories I've ever heard. The subject matter is fascinating and more than a little creepy - it is hard not to jump to unpleasant conclusions as it progresses, first that the family and law enforcers were monumentally stupid people, and then that the family had a less t More
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kbogesz
CONTAINS SPOILERS6/10  4 years ago
Random thoughts throughout the movie:
- I'm sorry, a 13-year-old child with tattoos? With 3 f*cking tattoos?! Man, that's ridiculous...
- I can imagine how desperate and relieved could have the sister been, but not even looking into his eyes? That would be the first thing I would do. (And More
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