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This creepy trailer for The Imposter will make you wish it wasn't a documentary

Jul. 18, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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When it comes to documentaries, I feel that if it does not stick with you the way a fictional movie would then it did not do it's job successfully. There are countless documentaries that haunt me to this day: MARJOE, PARADISE LOST, GRAY MATTER, THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY, TARNATION, and DEAR ZACHARY, just to name a few. THE IMPOSTER looks bound to join that list.

Synopsis: A gripping thriller straight out of real life, THE IMPOSTER is an original film experience that walks the razor's edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery. The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance--that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture by shadowy captors. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances--but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas. Though the family accepts him, suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclay's blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person who has arrived in Texas isn't the Barclay's missing child... who on earth is he?

I read about this story in Time magazine a few years ago and felt that weird pang in my stomach that you get when something truly disturbs you. When I saw that a film was being made, I hoped that it would be a documentary. What director Bart Layton has created seems to be a balanced mix of reenactment and interview footage. Plus, he snagged the actual imposter, Frédéric Bourdin, himself. This looks to be one hell of a movie.

Check out an exclusive clip from the film below.

THE IMPOSTER is currently playing in theaters.

Extra Tidbit: I challenge anyone reading this to watch DEAR ZACHARY and not be emotionally crushed by it.
Source: Apple Trailers

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12:46PM on 07/19/2012

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After ready this article, I checked netflix to see if they had DEAR ZACHARY to stream. They did and I ended up watching it. I loved the movie but damn it did it piss me off. I wanted to kill that woman! Very sad movie but I highly recommend it. Thank you for recommendation.
After ready this article, I checked netflix to see if they had DEAR ZACHARY to stream. They did and I ended up watching it. I loved the movie but damn it did it piss me off. I wanted to kill that woman! Very sad movie but I highly recommend it. Thank you for recommendation.
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9:51PM on 07/18/2012
Saw this at a festival a few months back. Excellent stuff. See it if/when you get a chance.
Saw this at a festival a few months back. Excellent stuff. See it if/when you get a chance.
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9:43PM on 07/18/2012
To this day, I still haven't forgiven the shuttle driver that made me miss the film's screening.

Extra tidbit: I was shocked and cried like a baby. It's an amazing documentary mostly due to fantastic editing.
To this day, I still haven't forgiven the shuttle driver that made me miss the film's screening.

Extra tidbit: I was shocked and cried like a baby. It's an amazing documentary mostly due to fantastic editing.
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7:06PM on 07/18/2012

Dear Zachary

I saw Dear Zachary years ago, I was so pissed and couldn't believe what i saw that I invited friends over to watch it and they were as shocked as i was. One of my favorite documentary films and my first recommended documentary to anyone.
I saw Dear Zachary years ago, I was so pissed and couldn't believe what i saw that I invited friends over to watch it and they were as shocked as i was. One of my favorite documentary films and my first recommended documentary to anyone.
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5:35PM on 07/18/2012

Please be released wide!

I saw this at Sundance. It's an utterly captivating documentary that plays out like a crime thriller. I highly recommend seeing it! And I'll second the ET; Dear Zachary is devastating.
I saw this at Sundance. It's an utterly captivating documentary that plays out like a crime thriller. I highly recommend seeing it! And I'll second the ET; Dear Zachary is devastating.
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