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by Alexander Dermer (subscribe)
Alex is a freelance writer, retail worker, short film maker, an avid lover of The Arts and always willing to explore.
Published February 27th 2013
Man of a Thousand Faces


Brilliantly entangled with compelling interviews and re-enacted footage; This Imposter follows the events of a French con artist, as he poses as a previously missing 16-year-old boy.




Featuring the stylish mix of gripping blockbusters, and a top-notch documentary, The Imposter is at first so compelling, that the line between fact and fiction often appears as a blurred illusion. Even once passed this initial stage of dazzling realism, Bart Layton's fantastic direction still manages to hook in your full attention, right down till the very end.



Aside from its outstanding editing, fantastic performances, and unsuspecting dashes of black humour, what truly stands out in The Imposter are its many thought provoking subjects. The compelling themes of security, humanity and who we are, not only drives this doco with a full throttle, but keeps us thinking long after the end credits roll.



Overall, The Imposter is essentially the great American mystery, portraying the great ignorance of America. Despite this story's publicity well before Bart's film was made, The Imposter still remains to be one of the most spellbinding thrillers since the Inside Man. Even if you thought you knew the whole story, prepare to guess again.



8.5/10

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