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Frederic Bourdin - the man who changed his identity 500 times

19 October 2012 Last updated at 11:31 BST

Frederic Bourdin has led a life of deception since his troubled childhood, changing his identity more than 500 times.

His most infamous deception resulted in him serving six years in a US prison after convincing a Texan family he was their missing son.

Bourdin, whose story is the subject of the recent film 'The Imposter', discussed his unconventional life with the BBC.

Produced by Laura Plitt & Natalia Pianzola for BBC Mundo