Frédéric Bourdin, Carey Gibson, Beverly Dollarhide, Charlie Parker, Nancy Fisher / Documentary / English
Nicholas Barclay was 13 years old when he disappeared from his San Antonio home in 1994. Three years later he was found in southern Spain and returned to his overjoyed parents. Yet how could they not notice their son's change of hair and eye colour, or the fact he now spoke with a pronounced French accent? Truth is definitely stranger than fiction in this highly original and compelling documentary about con-artist Frédéric Bourdin and the Texan family who inexplicably welcomed him into their home.
#1/ Saturday 23 June, 2012 / 01:06 GMTMaybe 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/ Sunday 24 June, 2012 / 12:45 GMTI was truly captivated by this film. Amazing story & brilliantly effective interview techniques & editing make for great storytelling.
#3 / Tuesday 26 June, 2012 / 11:50 GMTA strange and compelling film. A deliberation on the nature of truth and lies that had me completely gripped.
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