Bart Layton, USA, 2012, Shout! Factory, Docs

“You won't be able to get it out of your head.” - Rolling Stone

This chilling factual documentary/thriller chronicles the true story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. He’s found alive nearly four years later, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain, telling a story of kidnapping and torture. Naturally, his family’s overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? Any why doesn't his own family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn.

This real-world mystery unfolds in a cinematic language that combines documentary and stylized visualizations. Perception is challenged at every turn, and just as the truth begins to dawn on you, another truth emerges leaving you more on edge.

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  • 99 min
  • Color
  • 2.35:1


  • DCP