Film review: The Imposter

By David Larsen In Film

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3rd January, 2013
Welcome to one of the most interesting documentaries you will see this year, although honesty requires me to admit that the only reason I fronted up to watch it after reading a brief story outline was that it’s my job. Thank goodness for my job. In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay vanished somewhere near his home in Texas. In 1997, someone claiming to be him turned up in Spain, with the wrong colour eyes, and a strong French accent: the result, he said, of years of systematic abuse at the hands of a cabal of high-ranking military officers. Nicholas Barclay’s mother and sister were ...

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