A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.
Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer, This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.
The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
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I saw this film at the Portland international festival and I loved it (others did too -- it was selected for the final day's encore screenings). Very touching with wonderful performances, and it looks amazing. It was shot in black and white, and the exteriors in the Spanish countryside are gorgeous. The cinematographer won a Silver Bear for individual achievement at Berlin for his work on this film.
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