The documentary “The Imposter” showing at the Sundance Film Festival is about a 13-year-old boy named Nicholas Barclay who went missing in San Antonio, Texas in 1994, then was “discovered” years later in Spain. He was returned to the family, they believed it was him, an older, entirely different teen who spoke with an accent. But then they found out it wasn’t him, it was a French man named Frédéric Bourdin who poses as kids, “to be loved”. Or so that’s what he claims in this documentary. The Imposter, made by UK filmmaker Bart Layton, tells the story from both the family and Bourdin’s perspective and it’s one of those unbelievable true stories you must see to believe.
Here is a trailer of the film.