The Imposter

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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 quite what it seems. Yes, 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 a private investigator starts asking questions that this strange, confounding and downright astonishing true story takes an even stranger turn.
As baffling events stack themselves into a wall of deception, this “documentary meets film noir” becomes increasingly bizarre, culminating in a reveal that would do Hitchcock proud. Buoyed by eye-catching dramatizations and an enthralling structure that crisscrosses time and place, The Imposter unfolds as a gripping thriller that leaves us dizzy, yet certain that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.