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★★★★★ When Truman Capote published true crime novel In Cold Blood, his legacy was set as the patron precursor of the non-fiction novel. Last year, director Bart Layton succeeded in Capote's impressionable footsteps by documenting a real-life tale of identity fraud almost too outlandish to believe. Layton's The Imposter (2012) utilises idealistic, visionary cut scenes spliced with candid first-hand interviews to report on the story of morally paralysed con artist, Frederic Bourdin. Similar to Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost's Catfish (2010), Layton permits the facts of the case fabricate an undeniably disconcerting narrative.

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