The Imposter

The Imposter

DVD - 2012
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In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Spain. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, c2012
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1633 Bou

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Veranda
Jan 06, 2017

riveting, infuriating, visually captivating.....superbly made documentary.
It's on Netflix, too.

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readyrisa
Jan 05, 2016

Terrific documentary! Awesome!!!!

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slarsen
Aug 23, 2014

HUH?

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joeguy
Feb 04, 2014

Love this. It's a parable about what happens when people don't pay attention - and how fate plays truly unbelievable lessons for people - persisting to manifest the truth. The police need to reopen the investigation into the Barclay child's death. It isn't to focus so much on the French imposter. He's played his role - he's not important anymore. Can't believe the review I read just below me - saying they fast-forwarded through most of it but not all of it' - A recent example of exactly the point this film is trying to illustrate. Everyone is thinking about their vacation, the next app they're gonna buy on their phone or the next 'fix' - to be entertained. Meanwhile, much of the earth goes to hell in a hand basket. Make no mistake, though, this is riveting and there's no reason to fast-forward through it.

aaa5756 Feb 04, 2014

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

voisjoe1 Jan 31, 2014

This was a documentary that was shot much like a film noir, where the cinematographer modified hues and film speeds to accentuate the mystery and atmosphere. This was one of the most unbelievable stories that really happened several years ago, but with modern science could not happen today (if the intelligence agencies are as smart as they are supposed to be). The quick unraveling of the scheme and mystery makes up for the lack of understanding of what is going on in the first parts of the film.

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servosl
Nov 30, 2013

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Despite its true-crime trappings, The Imposter is an utterly gripping and sometimes heartbreaking documentary thriller cleverly told with narrative flair.

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westcoast11
Nov 03, 2013

Definitely lots of twist & turns in this plot. Weird people get weirder by the minute & just when you think you have it figured out - you'll be surprised.

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docjnsuss
Aug 07, 2013

The Imposter is a documentary and reenactment of the case of a missing teenage boy from San Antonio Texas. A professional imposter (Frederic Bourdin) managed to get Spanish officials and the family to accept Bourdin as the long lost relative even though Bourdin looked nothing like the missing boy. The Frenchman Bourdin had pulled impersonation stunts all over Europe and was in fact wanted by the police in several countries. The whereabouts of the missing boy is still unknown. The Imposter is an interesting account of how Bourdin managed to pull off the impersonation even though it ultimately failed.

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blueskies100
May 27, 2013

Intriguing true story and what appears to be a lot of incompetence in the handling of the case.
Honestly, a different eye colour was not noticed!!!!??

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aaa5756 Feb 04, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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