Frederic Bourdin - the man who changed his identity 500 times

Help

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

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.