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Sunday, 30 October 2016

THE IMPOSTER [2012]

Bart Layton's psychologically twisted The Imposter is the type of documentary that will force your jaw to drop with each new shocking reveal.
It tells of the infamous French serial imposter, Frédéric Bourdin, a grown man with dark hair and eyes, who successfully assumed the identity of a missing 16-year old Texan child, with blond hair and blue eyes, that had gone missing nearly four years before.
It's a stranger than fiction story that fully engrosses you with each twist and turn.  It could easily be a mockumentary meant to thrill and chill with an intimate creepiness that's hard to brush off.  Told with interviews from the real people involved, including Bourdin himself and a series of dramatically moody re-enactments, The Imposter is gripping, unsettling, heart-wrenching and leaves a long lasting impression.

4 intense plane rides home out of 5

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