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Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Imposter

This can be perhaps one of the best documentaries created in the past few years. It is a perfect example of a true life plot twist. Follow a series of interviews with Frenchman imposter Frédéric Bourdin as he tells his story of impersonating 16-year-old Nicholas Barclay. The film covers the supposed return of Barclay after his three year disappearance. The Barclay family welcomes veteran-trickster, Frédéric as their son regardless of his different eye color, immense age difference, and French accent. Very smoothly, the film takes the viewer through the steps and journey of an impersonator, gaining more than they bargained for. It is definitely a must see film; a documentary as full as suspense and substance as a star-packed action-thriller. The story of an imposter is interesting enough on its own, but the truth behind the disappearance of Nicholas Barclay may present itself as the main course. 

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