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The Imposter (2012)
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Summary: A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who went missing for 3 years. (imdb)
Country: UK, USA
Directed By: Bart Layton
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na K.Ozan
70
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na holdingemail
73
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na Harbinger
87
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na Pingy
90
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na ajdm
20
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na BaconDrew
87
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na OziiX
75
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na Bojangles
80
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na Rocko
80
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na insane
71
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na thebalkabaa
80
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na muratkrks
77
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na Astralgod
63
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na johnatanjj
75
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na ckirkman
70
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na immolations
76
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na ilyaoblomov
70
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na Sam Pakk
98
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na Wezzo
93
T9
Absolutely mesmerising from start to finish, The Imposter plays out stunningly, yet inevitably.
na ichibansan
80
T7
na halkas
69
T7
na deadcactu5
75
T8
na kdove
70
T4
na HiResDes
77
T8
na konrad401
70
T6
na FiratCelebi
78
T4
na caffe
82
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na Pursus
45
T2
This is a "truth is stranger than fiction" doc that is legit in the beginning. Midway through, it makes some bold allegations. Then, due to the editing of the final scene with the P.I. it effectively ends on a cliffhanger. I'm not really cool with a documentary that presents things like that. If it's a fictional movie, fine, but if you are making a legitimate documentary you have a responsibility to present the facts even if they don't support your allegations or aren't as entertaining.
na Henrik
80
T8
Love the way the film takes color entirely from its lying-his-ass-off subject. By the end of the film we are just as confused as the police, judges and other authorities must have been.
na dtortum
85
T5
Hikaye cok cok guzel! Film biraz onun ekmegini yiyor sanki bi tik daha dusundurucu olabilirdi
na adamreid1
94
T9
na balcis
80
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na ldsix
80
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na jonjj7
65
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na doomy1986
80
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na fahasch
95
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na pain20040
80
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na barsch
75
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na Snazz
40
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na Choni
78
T4
na TMDaines
90
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na ceyhun_mr
72
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na tinysausage
67
T4
Impeccably edited account of a remarkable tale. I did feel a bit cheated though: you wonder how the filmmaker is going to resolve the burning question of why the family embraced this man, and Layton hints at a sinister reason, but in the end doesn't follow through. Strangely, the pathological liar at the centre of this story comes across as the most believable character.
na dforman
90
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na Seethruskin
73
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na caiman
52
T2
I went into this with some misconceptions. For whatever reason I was expecting a much more intelligent, eerie depiction of a strange crime, with perhaps a touch of Exit Through the Gift Shop style meta-reality. But that's not what this is; rather it's a fairly generic crime story that you'd be likely to see on prime time TV. True the polished style sets it beyond that stylistically, but the level of involvement I felt was nothing greater than that of a 15 minute Dateline NBC story.
na grodrig1
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na thinkalot
84
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na cambel
77
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na Grimsrud
72
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na hellacopter
83
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na sudabalik
65
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na soraxtm
90
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na WalkenRoll
75
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Very interesting, and the re enactments don't take away from this true story. Great editing, but at times you'll question it...
na jebus19
73
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na salty dog
76
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na zunpre
64
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na sagantyson
8
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na niksus777
82
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na gokhanince
86
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na Vmfs
9
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na AlleyLights2
72
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na Space Pope
75
T7
There are a few stylistic touches early on in the recreations of Bourdin's initiating the con that rubbed me the wrong way, but once we reach the point where "Nicholas" is "reunited" with "his" family, it becomes intensely gripping and at one point actually made me mutter "oh, what the fuuuuck" when certain implications were made - implications that, for a number of reasons, were not entirely expanded on. This whole case is completely bananas. Bonus points for 16 Horsepower's Wayfaring Stranger.
na meliorism
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na lexwhitfield
85
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na sherlock1024
85
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na thecritic7
60
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na Jerky
75
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na The_Serdar
80
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na auhasarderik
55
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na Ram0n
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na Videodromsim
70
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na von krogh
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na Drakula
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na standardchin
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na robotkarate
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na jspidah
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na dr. radical
58
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na AlexanderMG
91
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na Baby Fish
7
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0_o
na Kylos609
87
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na demrahc13
84
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na M_A
69
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na natebarrios
70
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na wisehorn
95
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na blueriddle
65
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na nocebo
67
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na NhanLa
70
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na catfacer
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na hknrgn
81
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na nrm4
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na penguinfreud
65
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na blucthulhu
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na pmcatra
75
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na cRckls
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na dustin
70
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na basquiat
78
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na Amadeus
68
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na Gabriel_p
95
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na ferrvq
80
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na mkellins
60
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Fairly interesting portrayal of an unbelievable story. To fully appreciate it don't read anything about the story beforehand.
na Mattam
67
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na doughbaron
76
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na Spunkie
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na ctavares
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na myfavchords
81
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This is a really interesting documentary. The film is interesting the entire way and it raises several interesting questions. Unfortunately the film leaves you wanting to known what happened to one person at the end but because it is based on real events we do not know what actually happened. I definitely recommend this well made documentary.
na beware
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na hazelhawks
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na soybomb42
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na kkarsan
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na Gaile
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na woofat
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na NRM02
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na PaRaNoYa7
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na hellboy76
69
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na LetterRip
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na djemba
80
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na lauratron
70
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na zmt311
81
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na Kongald
72
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na bilalemre
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na Serok Sartre
60
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na jildeese
85
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na Egesch
60
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na ztay
80
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na zweird
40
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na norval_jones
80
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na bown
84
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Bourdin is just an incredible character. His playful, smug retelling of the whole tale elevates the movie so much. Perhaps a little too dramatised and selective - they definitely deliberately picked parts where the family came off as stupid - but the movie's still tense as shit and legitimately unbelievable.
na upagainst
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na ldpfilm
82
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na alik
90
T8
na Gladstone
7
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na JooJoo
5
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na Llanirev
70
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na sg31873
85
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na IrishCassidy
70
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na mavrodief
70
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na noi
90
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na KMcNeil
6
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na bmmello
91
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na Emmcooke
8
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na Littlepip
80
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na KeanuGrieves
10
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na AFlickering
2
T4
its manipulation is too transparent; my all-encompassing suspicion prevented me from falling into the trap of mirroring the family's confirmation bias (and feeling implicated by that final shot). linklater's superior 'bernie' forced me to adopt the town's perspective with an innocuous tone echoing bernie's homely, earnest charm; i didn't feel manipulated, so i wasn't suspicious. mcconaughey's disgust left me feeling chastened and unsettled. 'the imposter' just left me feeling smarter than it.
na Jef.Costello
77
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na M.Robitussin
88
T6
i wasn't crazy about the reliance on reenactments but this was still a cool story.
na jbyn
90
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na mvsilva
90
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na Cerebrus
80
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na td888
76
T7
Life is stranger than fiction. I don't want to give out spoilers, but the way the ending is edited had me sitting at the edge of my seat... All in all a fascinating watch and kudos for all the people involved to cooperate with the making of this documentary.
na whatisitisee
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na rickyafraid
74
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na beckot
50
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na smoore_lfc
83
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na debaser1985
67
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na LouisMazzini
80
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na Bunken
40
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Yes, the story is extremely special, but besides some great editing I didn't find The Imposter very interesting. Seemed like an extended version of a weekly unsolved crime show...
na Judge Holden
5
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na TraverseTown
90
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na emrah
78
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na Bandy
70
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na cmkrt
85
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na Achk
7
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na cbaarck
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na struizzle
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na svenvrossen
71
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na incisor
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na SunMonkey
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na kayhanoktav
74
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na AAAutin
64
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na FunkyAstro
70
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Seriously? Only in Texas I suppose.
na RetinaScan
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na Cowman
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na patman
80
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na shlebede
90
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na mamadoly
50
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na methad1
79
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na frnk23
77
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love to know what happened. nice to hear from the people involved after hearing such an outlandish story. who to believe?
na cyhnqcl
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na brandonpcv
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na chknpk
60
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na kangadoodoo
60
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na gam01
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na Nygaard
80
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na Amember
9
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na al bundy
79
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na H9k
8
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na Tester
66
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na ahmetsena
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na MartinTeller
79
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na katsuben
4
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na da5id
85
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na whereismybox
80
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na Risselada
85
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na Kortee
70
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When I started to think everything that was there to see has been seen - here they were getting my attention again.
na wrigoo
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na jbourne84
88
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na ugur
7
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na Bluladder
80
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na twhitcomb91
88
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na sunno
9
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na thiemen
6
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na cory.nowacky
90
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na future42
60
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na Inquisitor
20
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na ceja
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na ozdemibr
83
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na tinky
92
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na Holygrail2
90
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na kino.dk
37
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na woods
75
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na chzhang
81
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na emrecelik
86
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na gemma2809
81
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na sonique
74
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na boao
80
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na Maruf Merru
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na Mr. Nobody
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na tunasky
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na Hadzibegovic
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na Yuma
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na Kobi2
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na bexter
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na jkwall
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na RotciV
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na redfrost
50
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na filmcave
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na spoiledff7
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na sennacherib
78
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na r.Din
30
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na begoniabol
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Truly fascinating and blew my mind. Seems like a movie, but it really happened. Knew nothing about it, so if you don't, check it out. It's unbelievable
na bob
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na constantine
81
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na PotemkinFC
60
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na elikfrom
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na KramYessev
84
T10
This is probably the closest a film has to come to "scaring" me since I realised that films aren't scary. The story itself is terrifying enough but it increases tenfold upon the realisation that this is an actual documentary (I went into this completely blind). Incredibly well made and a fascinating, nail-biting experience. One of this years best.
na BoywithDog
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na IMDb-byvotes
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na DivineMrE
82
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na oldgoat
70
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Ends right where a truly great documentary would have been hitting the third act. Decent though.
na Rael
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na FreddieQuell
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na jbissell
75
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na zenmovie
86
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Drama and suspense that Hollywood would pay millions for - and it's all a true story. Edge-of-your-seat fascinating.
na arvadak
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na Guernica
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na jnmovie
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na abesempire
90
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na y.caliskan
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na darkpoet
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