THE IMPOSTER

By Bart LAYTON

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Documentary - Completed 2011

This is the incredible story of one of the greatest deceptions of all time, in which a 23 year old Frenchman convinces the authorities and a grieving family that he is their lost child. But all is not as it seems....

Festivals
& Awards

Miami IFF 2012
Grand Jury Award
Deauville American FF 2012
Docs de l'Oncle Sam
Warsaw FF 2012
Documentaries
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bart LAYTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Dimitri DOGANIS (Raw), John BATTSEK (Passion), Simon CHINN (Passion)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three years later the boy is found alive halfway across the world in Spain with accounts of a horrifying kidnap ordeal. His family is overjoyed to bring him home - but all is not quite as it seems. This is the incredible story of one of the greatest deceptions of all time, in which a 23 year old Frenchman FREDERIC BOURDIN convinces the authorities and a grieving family that he is their lost child. However, the longer Bourdin lives with the family, the more he begins to wonder how a mother could fail to know her own son, or a sister her own brother. Feeling increasingly trapped by his own ruse, THE IMPOSTER begins to question whether in fact HEis the one being conned.
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