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The Imposter (Documentary, 99 min)
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01-03-2015, 04:14 PM #1
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wikipedia Wrote:The Imposter is a 2012 British-American documentary film about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. The film includes interviews with Bourdin and members of Barclay's family, as well as archive television news footage and reenacted dramatic sequences.

Bourdin, who turned out to have a long record of impersonating various children, real or imaginary, embellished his claim to be Nicholas Barclay by alleging that he had been kidnapped for purposes of sexual abuse by Mexican, European, and U.S. military personnel and transported from Texas to Spain. His impersonation fooled several officials in Spain and the U.S., and he was apparently accepted by many of Barclay's family members, even though he was seven years older than Barclay, spoke with a French accent, and had brown eyes and dark hair rather than Barclay's blue eyes and blonde hair. The impersonation was eventually unearthed as a result of the suspicions of a private investigator, Charles (Charlie) Parker, and an FBI agent, Nancy Fisher. Bourdin subsequently made a full confession, and in the film he elaborates on the various stages in his impersonation.





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nice documentary with a dramatic twist. damned.gif

anyone here who wants to discuss this case?
01-03-2015, 04:18 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Interesting. I'm not familiar with the case. I have to watch the docu, then we'll talk.

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01-03-2015, 04:19 PM #3
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-03-2015, 04:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  Interesting. I'm not familiar with the case. I have to watch the docu, then we'll talk.

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ok.
01-03-2015, 05:14 PM #4
Accidental Stoner Member
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Weird shït...

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01-03-2015, 07:16 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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I've watched about a third of the film... Wow blink.gif
01-03-2015, 08:40 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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That's one of the weirdest stories I heard... blink.gif

How freaking strange
01-04-2015, 02:03 AM #7
White Ribbon call me
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i have seen it before, just watched it again though.. that brother would have killed him i think, the real Nicholas..

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01-04-2015, 02:36 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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I thought so too... hmm.gif

So many aspects to discuss about this documentary though. It's probably one of the best ones I've seen in a long time. Very well made. Thanks Failboat.



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