The Imposter 2012 / A clever and gripping true-crime documentary about a French con artist

9.3

Simply titled The Imposter, this film by English documentary maker Bart Layton tells an unbelievable tale. Any plot summary doing this film justice has to err on the side of brevity, which is why it will be only one line long: this is the story of Frederic Bourdin, a serial imposter nicknamed “The Chameleon”, who at one time claimed to be the missing son of a family from Texas. The film is so well-shot that it is hard to tell fact from fiction at times and it will force you to remind yourself that this is in fact real life. Expect twists and turns at every corner and brilliant storytelling from real people. If Christopher Nolan created a 48-hour story, it would pale in comparison to this film.

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    A good well shot 'real-life' documentary. It was both engaging and entertaining. Pacing was a bit off at times and some parts seemed to carry on too long. 3.75/5 4 people liked this review.

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