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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 »
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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:
Required viewing for anyone interested in the Israeli-Palestine conflict 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
Jil Ben David ... Le directeur de l'hôpital (as Jill Ben David)
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
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen .... 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Required viewing for anyone interested in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, 16 March 2014
Author: Paul Allaer from Cincinnati

"The Other Son" (2012 release from France/Israel; 105 min.) brings the story of 2 boys who are about to reach their 18th birthday. As the movie opens, we see Joseph applying to enlist at an elite unit of the Israeli Air Force, requiring him to do various medicals tests. It isn't long before his parents learn that Joseph's blood type (A+) is not compatible with theirs (A=). After some investigating, it becomes clear that two babies were switched accidentally at birth. The other 18 year old is Yacine, whose family lives in Palestine's West Bank. Joseph is devastated when he finds out about the mix-up at birth. But what about Yacine in Palestine? And how will their families react? And their friends? To tell you more would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: first, kudos to writer-director Lorraine Lévy for bringing us this movie. The plot is entirely believable, and Levy treats the subject matter with dignity and respect. As you can well imagine, this is a delicate topic and if not done properly, it will ruin the movie. When the impact of it all hits Joseph, he wonders "Am I still Jewish?". Even more importantly, this movie shows again that, when you put politics aside for a moment, at the end of the day we are dealing with real human beings. Watch how the Jewish and Palestine mothers deal with the news that the sons they have raised are not their own...

Bottom line: this movie should be required viewing for anyone interested in the Israeli-Palestine conflict. No, "The Other Son" is NOT a political movie, but instead is a heartbreaking family drama with a political undercurrent. "The Other Son" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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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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