How would you react if your thirteen year old son went missing, only to be found three and a half years later in another country? What if your blonde hair, blue eyed, American son had returned with darker skin and eyes, plus an accent after this short period of time. Would you notice that something was a little off, or would you be so overwhelmed with emotion that you could not see what was staring you in the face?
The Imposter is based on the true story of the Barclay family and their supposed reuniting with their missing son Nicholas Barclay. The film looks into the questions such as how could a child who goes missing from Texas, USA only to be found in Spain three and a half years later. And if this person is not Nicholas Barclay then who did they find? And what happened to Nicholas?
Director Bart Layton tells this detective like story using confessing interviews, cinematic style re-enactments and actual footage. Using these elements he brings together a spectacular psychological thriller that will give you an insight into the human mind and why we so desperately want to believe things to be true even when the evidence is there.
This is a film that I cannot wait to see. I have heard good things about it and the trailer only fires up my interest further. I have always been a fan of true stories as they are more effective at making me cringe, jump and get the adrenalin flowing.