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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orith Silberg
Pascal Elbé ...
Alon Silberg
Joseph Silberg
Yacine Al Bezaaz
Leïla Al Bezaaz
Khalifa Natour ...
Saïd Al Bezaaz
Mahmud Shalaby ...
Bilal Al Bezaaz (as Mahmood Shalabi)
Bruno Podalydès ...
Ezra Dagan ...
Le rabbin
Tamar Shem Or ...
Ilan (as Tomer Ofner)
Noa Manor ...
Shira Naor ...
Diana Zriek ...
Marie Wisselmann ...


Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two families divided by fate. United by understanding.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

4 April 2012 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,160,773 (USA) (28 December 2012)

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Sensitive, intelligent and compassionate
21 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent piece of cinema, treating of a very tricky and complex question with intelligence, sensibility and heart. Extremely well acted, the characters are full of warmth, and both sides in the end seem equally right. Of course, we wish the current conflict could be sorted with the same compassionate approach but sadly this would be naive. Still, the film gives a very hopeful message that one likes to believe in. I am just back from Israel and feel the atmosphere of the movie is very true and genuine. If only understanding each other's culture could be done in a similar heartfelt way.


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