The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old American who had vanished three years ago. To his astonishment, Nicholas's family welcomes him like their son, leaving Interpol and the FBI aghast. It is the beginning of a race against time for the investigators, family and Bourdin. But who is manipulating whom? And who is Frederic Bourdin in reality? Written by
A son, a brother, a lover, a friend - can we ever know who people say they are?
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Loosely based on the story of Frédéric Bourdin
, a French serial impostor nicknamed "The Chameleon" by the press. In 1997 Bourdin claimed to be Nicholas Barclay, a Texas native that disappeared 3 years earlier. Although Bourdin had brown eyes and a French accent, he convinced the family he was their blue-eyed son, saying he had escaped from a child prostitution ring. Bourdin lived with the family for almost 5 months until March 6, 1998. In late 1997 a local private investigator grew suspicious while he was working with a TV crew that had been filming the family. In February 1998 the FBI got a court order to take the young man's fingerprints and DNA, which were later identified as belonging to Bourdin. In September 1998, Bourdin pleaded guilty to passport fraud and perjury in a San Antonio federal court. He was imprisoned for six years. See more
(at around 33 mins) Brendan Kerrigan (Nick Stahl
) is driving a burgundy colored Camaro with a spoiler on the trunk, and (at around 18 mins) he is clearly driving a burgundy colored Trans Am with no spoiler. See more
Me? Calling you? In your dreams, maybe.
Cause and Effect
Written by Simon Steadman
and Nicholas Jonathan Tyler
Performed by Pet Robot
Produced by by Simon Steadman
and Nicholas Jonathan Tyler See more