There’s been a lot of praise coming out of Sundance for Bart Layton‘s documentary titled The Imposter and after watching this new trailer I can certainly see why.
The film follows the story of a boy that went missing in Texas and then was found 3 years later in Spain. After the family accepts him back into their home they start to realize that maybe this boy isn’t who he says he is. Critics are praising it for its twists and turns and I’m glad the trailer doesn’t really reveal any.
It hints at ideas and directions the film can go in, but it leaves it completely open and unanswered.
I’m not usually one for documentaries, but I do plan on checking this one out when it opens in theaters on July 13th, 2012.
Check out the trailer below, via Apple:
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?