Michael Powell Award Competition / European premiere

The Imposter

  • Bart Layton /
  • UK /
  • 2012 /
  • 95 mins

Frédéric Bourdin, Carey Gibson, Beverly Dollarhide, Charlie Parker, Nancy Fisher / Documentary / English

Director: Bart Layton
Producer: Dimitri Doganis
Exec Producers: Simon Chinn, John Battsek, Molly Thompson, Robert Debitetto, Robert Sharenow, Katherine Butler, Tabitha Jackson
Editor: Andrew Hulme
DoP: Erik Alexander Wilson, Lynda Hall
Sound Production: Liz Gallacher, Kathleen Hasay
Music: Annie Nikitin

Cast: Frédéric Bourdin, Carey Gibson, Beverly Dollarhide, Charlie Parker, Nancy Fisher

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  • #1 James Robertson / Saturday 23 June, 2012 / 01:06 GMT

    Maybe the best movie I've seen this year, reminiscent of Capturing the Friedmans, but with an even crazier true story. "The truth" really doesn't exist when talking about these cases. Amazing.
  • #2 Jay Tee / Sunday 24 June, 2012 / 12:45 GMT

    I was truly captivated by this film. Amazing story & brilliantly effective interview techniques & editing make for great storytelling.
  • #3 Gregor Greene / Tuesday 26 June, 2012 / 11:50 GMT

    A strange and compelling film. A deliberation on the nature of truth and lies that had me completely gripped.

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