Saturday, October 6, 2012

Milwaukee Film Festival Day 9: The Imposter

The Imposter is a fascinating documentary. Part reenactment and part interviews it tells the story of a family whose son goes missing when he is 13 and is truly a case of truth being stranger then fiction.

Three years after he goes missing a person claiming to be him turns up in Spain. Obviously by the title it turns out he is an imposter and not the missing boy. But the situation gets even more bizarre after the family takes him home and accepts him as their missing son.

Interviews with the family and the imposter shows the complex and bizarre situation. The movie leaves you shaking your head and wondering what the truth really is.

Overall 4/5. Bizarre and fascinating. With more twists then expected.

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