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The Imposter  

Cast

Frederic Bourdin: Adam O'Brian
Carey Gibson: Anna Ruben
Nancy Fisher: Cathy Dresbach
Charlie Parker: Alan Teichman
Review July 2012

If you're a fan of TruTV or "Dateline Mysteries," you're gonna absolutely love Bart Layton's pseudo documentary drama The Imposter, a real life impersonation case with more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride. The film picks up on June 13th, 1994 when a 13 year old boy named Nicholas Barclay disappears without a trace on his way home outside San Antonio, Texas. 3 years later he is discovered in a small village in southern Spain. Is he really the Barclay's son? Or a 35 year-old French-Algerian imposter with ulterior motives? Expertly mixing documentary footage with dramatic re-enactments and real interviews, The Imposter is a gripping, psychological tale of childhood trauma, mental reconditioning, and identity theft. Chilling, bizarre, and surprisingly unpredictable, The Imposter is a crime thriller so real, it's hard to believe.



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