The Imposter in streaming. Bourdin, who turned out to have a long record of impersonating various children, real or imaginary, embellished his claim to be Nicholas Barclay by alleging that he had been kidnapped for purposes of sexual abuse by Mexican, European, and U.S. military personnel and transported from Texas to Spain. His impersonation fooled several officials in Spain and the U.S., and he was apparently accepted by many of Barclay's family members, even though he was seven years older than Barclay, spoke with a French accent, and had brown eyes and dark hair rather than Barclay's blue eyes and blonde hair. The impersonation was eventually unearthed as a result of the suspicions of a private investigator, Charles (Charlie) Parker, and an FBI agent, Nancy Fisher. Bourdin subsequently made a full confession, and in the film he elaborates on the various stages in his impersonation.
Philip French, Nancy Fisher, Frédéric Bourdin, Beverly Dollarhide, Bryan Gibson, Carey Gibson, Ken Appledorn, Amparo Fontanet, Anton Marti, María Jesús Hoyos, Ivan Villanueva, Alan Teichman, Cathy Dresbach, Anna Ruben, Adam O'Brian
Directors: Bart Layton
Duration: 99 min
Year of release: 2012
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