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The Imposter 2012

  • Bart Layton
  • July 13, 2012
  • 95 mins
  • English
  • Documentary, Drama
There are two sides to every lie.
It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.


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Great documentary. Really interesting story, with a very unexpected twist to end it.

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Wow, this is documentary gets some momentum.

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This is a pretty well compiled documentary. I can't believe the things the man did and got away with. It's wild, but understandable given the circumstances that the family would be so convinced. From the article someone else posted, you can see what led to this type of behavior, but it's still hard to believe that anyone would do such a horrible thing to so many people.

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