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A strong contender for Best Documentary of the Year

Directed by Bart Layton
Cast: Adam O’Brian, Anna Ruben, Frederic Bourdin, Carey Gibson

UK | 2012 | 35 mm. | 95 min.| Documentary, Biography | Rated R
English with no subtitles

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from 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 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 had, 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...

2012 Miami Film Festival: Won, Grand Jury Prize
2012 Sundance Film Festival: Official Selection

“A mesmerizing, path-breaking tour-de-force” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph, UK

“This true story plays like a gripping psychological thriller, offering hard speculation and harder truths. You won't be able to get it out of your head.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"…One of the most entertaining documentaries to appear since Exit through the Gift Shop….” – Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“It tells a true story that is so oh wow! unbelievable, so deeply, compellingly stranger than fiction, that you don't so much watch the film as get addicted to it.” –Owen Glieberman, Entertainment Weekly

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