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Spain 2005 27 min.
A press correspondent from Girona is captivated by the incredible story of Frédéric Bourdin, “The Chameleon”, a 31-yar-old wanderer and fraudster obsessed with assuming the identities of missing children, in order to be admitted to homeless children’s shelters. Boudin, for whom police files had been opened all around Europe, showed up in the mass media when he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for having impersonated the missing child of a North American family for 4 months’ time. So began the enthralling research task of the journalist essential journalistic revelations that open up the world of this tormented and elusive character. This, Frédéric B. is a totally factual documentary with a cine noir feel. Starting in much the same way as François Truffaut’s film The 400 Blows, with a boy in school lying about his mother’s death, the film threatens to end like Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le fou, with the main character wrapped in dynamite and about to blow himself up.
Production: Joan Gonzàlez, Antoni Tortajada
Screenplay: Gerard Bagué
Photography: Jordi Call
Editing: Guilles Thomat
Sound: Joan Pons
Music: Jens Neumaier, Miquel Àngel Alemany, Alejandro Mazzoni
Production Company: Parallel 40 for TV3
Distributor: Parallel 40
|06-02-2010||18:30||Cinemes Casablanca Kaplan
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