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

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Director:
Writers:
Lorraine Lévy (screenplay)
Nathalie Saugeon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 April 2012 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Two families divided by fate. United by understanding.
Plot:
Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
A moving, involving movie See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Emmanuelle Devos ... Orith Silberg
Pascal Elbé ... Alon Silberg
Jules Sitruk ... Joseph Silberg

Mehdi Dehbi ... Yacine Al Bezaaz

Areen Omari ... 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

Tomer Offner ... Ilan (as Tomer Ofner)
Noa Manor ... Ethel
Shira Naor ... Lisa
Diana Zriek ... Amina
Marie Wisselmann ... Keren
Jill Ben David ... Le directeur de l'hôpital
Yuval Rozman ... Docteur militaire
Lana Ettinger ... Femme Officer
Loai Nofi ... Jamil (as Loai Noufi)
Majd Bitar ... Tarik
Nir Avrashi ... Officier ministère
Shir Friebach ... Femme sergent
Beni Eldar ... Soldat 1 check point
Ori Lachmi ... Soldat 2 check point
Natan Yadlin ... Soldat 3 check point
Samantha Amouyal ... Jolie cliente glace
Oum Abed ... Madame Hafiz
Michel Taroni ... Loubard 1 plage
Keppa ... Loubard 2 plage
Zaki Mevorach ... Loubard 3 plage

Directed by
Lorraine Lévy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Noam Fitoussi  original idea (screenplay)
Lorraine Lévy  screenplay
Nathalie Saugeon  screenplay

Produced by
Eric Amouyal .... associate producer
Chrystèle Barbarat .... post-production producer
Raphaël Berdugo .... producer
Frédéric de Goldschmidt .... co-producer
Virginie Lacombe .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Soyer 
 
Film Editing by
Sylvie Gadmer 
 
Casting by
Michael Laguens 
 
Production Design by
Miguel Markin 
 
Costume Design by
Valérie Adda 
 
Production Management
Tony Copti .... production manager
Frédéric Grunenwald .... production manager
Louis Levy .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Assaf Banitt .... second assistant director
Sophie Davin .... first assistant director
Louis Levy .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Noa Roshovsky .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Antoine Baudouin .... dialogue editor
Damien Bera .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Paul Bernard .... sound engineer
Guillaume Bouchateau .... supervising sound editor
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Florian Penot .... assistant foley artist
Oren Raviv .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Loïc Caer .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nimrod Golan .... second assistant camera
Rami Siman-Tov .... focus puller
 
Editorial Department
Pauline Bouyer .... post-production coordinator
Florian Du Pasquier .... color supervisor
Le Guen Jean-Baptiste .... digital film supervisor
Lucile Sautarel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Varda Kakon .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Isabelle Delacroix .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le fils de l'autre" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use
Runtime:
USA:105 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | USA:PG-13

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A moving, involving movie, 19 April 2013
Author: richard-1787 (richard@berrong.fr) from United States

I'm surprised that there are only two reviews - now three - of this movie on IMDb. It got a very good review when it played up in Cleveland, and since I couldn't make the trip up there to see it, I waited and rented it from Netflix. It was worth the wait.

The situation is straight out of an early Shakespeare comedy: two babies are switched at birth by mistake in a maternity ward, such that a Jewish Israeli family raises a young Arab and a Palestinian family raises a young Jewish Israeli. Just short of their 18th birthdays, they learn the truth.

The first part of the movie deals with the reactions of the four parents. All four actors give truly moving, first-rate performances. The Jewish father is an officer in the Israeli army, someone who has spent his life fighting Arabs. Still, he is torn apart by what he perceives as the loss of his son. The Arab father doesn't know how to react: is he now harboring a hated Israeli in his own poor home? But he, too, loves his son very much, and cannot deal with the thought of losing him.

The two mothers also experience a feeling of loss, but are able to speak to each other in ways that the two fathers, for political reasons, cannot.

The son of the Jewish couple finds acceptance in the Palestinian family through a mutual love of music. It is less clear how the son of the Arab couple will fit in the Jewish family. Will Yacine be able to tolerate living with an Israeli army officer? How will his family deal with that? The movie, as I said, is based on a clichéd theatrical device, but there is nothing clichéd about the acting or the script here: it all seems very real, and often very intense. It never seems fake. Unlike what the other two reviews suggest, not everything is resolved here by the end of the movie. That would have been too pat, too American-TV.

I strongly recommend this movie. It's really well done.

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I missed this film in 2012 and stumble uponed it ...loved it . dmaire1221-222-44515
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Far, far better than the low rating littlekaren
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What is the Arabic Music + Song at When Yacine Comes back from France ? chzaib-781-175650
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