The Other Son

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The Other Son 2
November 3, 2012
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A moving Israeli drama about a family who discover that their son was switched at at birth with a Palestinian

As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. This revelation turns the lives of these two families upsidedown, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values and their beliefs. This moving Israeli drama approaches the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a way that transcends the history and politics and delves deeper towards our shared humanity. (France, 2012, 103 mins., color • in French with English subtitles • Director/Co-writer: Lorraine Levy • Co-writers: Noam Fitoussi, Nathalie Saugeon • Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi, Areen Omari, Khalifa Natour, Mahmud Shalaby)

“The cast’s performances are so gut-wrenching (particularly from Emmanuelle Devos and Areen Omari as the boys’ equally empathic mothers) that the film’s hopeful message and abundance of heart prove impossible to resist.” – Matt Singer, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Moving French drama tackles the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via a pair of prodigal sons accidentally switched at birth.” – Jordan Mintzer, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER