The Imposter1hr 39min.
UK 2012. Directed by Bart Layton. With Adam O’Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach.
Nicholas Barclay walked out of his San Antonio home in 1994 following an argument with his family, and disappeared without a trace. He was 13. Three years later, Nicholas - or someone claiming to be him - was found in Spain. Putting doubts over his identity - and his suddenly French accent - down to trauma brought about by his kidnap and torture, Nicholas’s family welcomed him home. Bart Layton’s acclaimed and gripping documentary, told through interview and reconstruction, analyses the desperation of a family looking for a happy ending, and asks how far people are willing to suspend their disbelief.
Garnering excellent reviews from the Guardian and Telegraph amongst others, this astounding story is not to be missed.