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Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
Release dates
1982 (1982)
Running time
29 minutes
Country Belgium
Language Swedish

L'imitateur is a 1982 Belgian documentary short film written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael. The short film was shot in 1982 in Belgium. L'imitateur tells the story of two mentally disabled which do a brief intrusion into the world of "normal people". The film was awarded the Best Documentary and Best Short Film at the 1983 Brussels Film Festival.[1] In 2011, it appeared at the Sottodiciotto Filmfestival held in Turin in the retrospective dedicated to Van Dormael.[2]


  1. ^ "L'Imitateur (Jaco Van Dormael)" (in French). Cinergie. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Retrospettiva Jaco "Le Heros". Il cinema visionario di Van Dormael" (in Italian). Sottodiciotto Filmfestival. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 

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