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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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
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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 Attinger ... Femme officier
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 4 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lana Ettinger ... Officer (uncredited)
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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
 
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 3 people found the following review useful.
The complexities if the Israeli - Palestinian world, 27 May 2013
Author: B Fitz from United States, California

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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