Red Box Films

AN AWARD WINNING
PRODUCTION COMPANY
FROM PRODUCER 
SIMON CHINN

The Imposter

The Imposter

A&E Indiefilms, Film4 and More4 present a Raw production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always did, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn... Documentary meets Film Noir in this astonishing true story which has all the twists and turns of a great thriller. Just as the truth begins to dawn on you, another truth begins to emerge leaving you even more on edge. International Sales: Protagonist Pictures (www.protagonistpictures.com)

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Producer(s):
Dimitri Doganis

Director(s):
Bart Layton

Executive Producer(s):
Simon Chinn, John Battsek

Production Year
2012

Type
Feature

Genre
Action

Stage
Festivals

Website:
imposterfilm.com

REVIEWS

"The Imposter is beautifully shot and meticulously researched....an enthralling and impressively structured film...with complex and fascinating characters"
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"The true story behind "the imposter" is crazy compelling. Definitely an example of a 'you can't make this stuff up' doc"
HITFIX

"The Imposter - what an incredible story, an incredible doc. Plays like a narrative...do not miss this!"
FIRSTSHOWING.NET

"Amazing"
WALL STREET JOURNAL

"more intriguing twists and turns, resulting in a documentary that is every bit as provocative as it is engaging, with a mystery that will keep you guessing"
INDIEWIRE

"Atmospheric re-enactments and stark, soul-baring interviews to explore a mind-boggling case of false identity. the compelling treatment [and] unnerving portrait of identity manipulation proves rich enough to inspire a wide range of debates over the motive"
VARIETY

AWARDS

BAFTA Film Award, Best Debut
British Independent Film Award, Best Documentary
Miami Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize
Zurich Film Festival, Golden Eye
Hot Docs, Filmmaker Award

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