• The Imposter (2012)

The Imposter

Release Date: July 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2013

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Bart Layton chronicles the tale of Frederic Bourdin, a con artist who seemingly tricked a Texas family into believing he was a relative who disappeared years earlier.

Cast: Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach, Alan Teichman, Ivan Villanueva, Maria Jesus Hoyos, Anton Marti, Amparo Fontanet

Director: Bart Layton

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: A&E IndieFilms, 24 Seven Productions, Film 4

Keywords: Son, Mystery, Family, Suspenseful

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Calvin WilsonSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    One of the best films of the year. show more

  • 100
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Gripping, hair-raising documentary. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A mesmerizing psychological thriller bulging with twists, turns, nasty insinuations and shocking revelations that might have leapt from the pages of a Patricia Highsmith novel, The Imposter is all the more astonishing because it actually happened. show more

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Awards

Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)