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The Other Son (2012)
"Le fils de l'autre" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  4 April 2012 (France)
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Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.

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Orith Silberg
Pascal Elbé ...
Alon Silberg
Jules Sitruk ...
Joseph Silberg
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Yacine Al Bezaaz
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Leïla Al Bezaaz
Khalifa Natour ...
Saïd Al Bezaaz
Mahmud Shalaby ...
Bilal Al Bezaaz (as Mahmood Shalabi)
Bruno Podalydès ...
David
Ezra Dagan ...
Le rabbin
Tamar Shem Or ...
Yona
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Ilan (as Tomer Ofner)
Noa Manor ...
Ethel
Shira Naor ...
Lisa
Diana Zriek ...
Amina
Marie Wisselmann ...
Keren
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Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.

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Two families divided by fate. United by understanding.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use | See all certifications »
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4 April 2012 (France)  »

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$125,691 (USA) (26 October 2012)

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$1,160,773 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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The complexities if the Israeli - Palestinian world
27 May 2013 | by (United States, California) – See all my reviews

There is the intense interplay between the pain of the sons and the pains of their parents simultaneously being explored with the back drop of the apartheid and mutual hatred caused by separation and discrimination. You can see this in verbal confrontation between the fathers, each with their own valid views, each honest men trying to do right by their families.

The transformation f both sons and the human connections on all levels would give hope for a peace but for the fact that in reality, the wall exists and there is only hardening of sides going on. The overall character and plot development of this movie is excellent. The lack of card board villains gives the movie a much more honest texture.


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