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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

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Orith Silberg
Pascal Elbé ...
Alon Silberg
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,160,773 (USA) (28 December 2012)
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A Masterpiece
27 November 2013 | by (New Zealand // United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen no greater film than this so far.

It's sensibility to the conflict of people groups, as well as the personal experiences in the spiritual, intellectual and emotional are beyond any other film's treatment.

The actors live out the natural confusion on screen effortlessly. Ultimately, the way in which lives, yearnings, love and hate is weaved into resolution, beauty and peaceful reflection is unparalleled.

It's superb cinematic style makes the story not only brilliant; but a masterpiece in its entirety.

For a film that confronts, and questions much of your heart, mind and soul - I suggest seeing this as soon as you can.


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