The Imposter

The Imposter

DVD - 2013
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A young Frenchman convinces a Texas family that he is their teenage son who has been missing for three years.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Vivendi Entertainment, 2013
Call Number: DVD 364.1509 IMPO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. Creepy!

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Jan 06, 2017

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

Jan 05, 2016

Terrific documentary! Awesome!!!!

Aug 23, 2014


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.

Nov 30, 2013

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

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.

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.

Glencoe_Mike Mar 07, 2013

One of those strange-but-true stories that makes for a compelling film no matter how its made. And it was pretty competently made, with the involvement of all the principals.


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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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