You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated R · 95 min. · 2012


This unsettling documentary tells the story of French con man Frederic Bourdin, who in 1997 impersonated a missing Texas teenager and lied his way into the U.S. Despite Bourdin's accent, his total lack of physical resemblance to Nicholas, and his outrageous story of kidnapping and amnesia, he succeeds for a time. The story is inherently fascinating, but that's apparently not enough for director Bart Layton. The film employs stylized audio and video treatments throughout, plus some highly suspect narrative ploys to generate suspense. When the shovel-wielding private investigator shows up for his Geraldo Rivera moment, you know you're getting jerked around. The filmmakers don't trust their material, which is a shame. In the person of Bourdin, they've got a world-class maniac staring down the lens.


See our full review:

An unreliable narrator in the unsettling documentary The Imposter

The filmmakers don't trust their material, which is a shame. In the person of French con man Frederic Bourdin, they have a world-class maniac staring down the lens. »

Official Site: imposterfilm.com
Director: Bart Layton
Producer: Dimitri Doganis
Cast: Frédéric Bourdin, Adam O'Brian, Carey Gibson, Anna Ruben, Beverly Dollarhide, Charlie Parker, Alan Teichman, Nancy Fisher, Cathy Dresbach and Bryan Gibson

Trailer

The Imposter

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for The Imposter

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2014 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation