USA, 2012, 99mins
If any film exemplifies the notion that “truth is stranger than fiction” it’s The Imposter.
This award winning dramatic and suspenseful documentary is a fluid mix of film noir and Hitchcock that looks great on the big screen. Through a combination of interviews and dramatized recreations this Sundance nominated documentary tells the story of a thirteen-year-old Nicholas Barclay who went missing in Texas in 1994 but then re-appeared in Spain years later. As the film develops it becomes clear that the boy - now a young man - has changed, not least in his acquisition of a French accent, but neither the police or his family seem to have noticed. What unfolds is a strange, mysterious tale that exceeds anything imagined by a Hollywood scriptwriter.
This unique and thoroughly engrossing documentary recalls the early work of the great Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) and the absorbing power of the documentary medium as envisioned in works like Touching The Void.
You’ll be talking and thinking about this film for weeks.
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