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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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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What does it mean to have been switched at birth?, 4 August 2013
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

The French film, "Le fils de l'autre," was shown in the U.S. with the title "The Other Son" (2012). It was co-written and directed by Lorraine Levy. As the title suggests, the movie plot hinges around two young men, born at the same time in the same hospital, who were switched by mistake. To make the situation even worse, one set of parents is Palestinian, and one is Israeli.

Once everyone comes to the realization that the mistake truly happened, the men are faced with the knowledge that their "parents" aren't their biological parents, their religion is not what it would be if the switch hadn't happened, and their position within the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been reversed.

The only good news is that both sets of parents, and both of the young men, are people of good will. They all want to work out some sort of arrangement that will make this bizarre situation a little less painful.

The knowledge about the switch is a life-altering event for all six people. How they survive--or don't survive--this event is what makes this such a fascinating film. This movie will work well on DVD. I suggest you seek it out and watch it. It will repay the effort

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