The other son

The other son

DVD - 2013 | French
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A provocative tale, filmed in Israel and the West Bank, of two young men, one Israeli, the other Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families.
Publisher: [United States] : Cohen Media Group, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781417239443
1417239441
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Fils de l'autre

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Barsby
Feb 18, 2016

A joyful and thoughtful ensemble film. Everyone's performance is top notch, but, for me, when Jules Sitruk is on screen, it becomes his story. He's a wonder and so is this film.

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cdeclercq
Oct 13, 2015

An exceptional movie, made by women! Please watch the Making of featurette after you've seen the film. The Israeli- Palestinian conflict is a hot subject by itself but this tragedy, for the two families involved, explores the topic on a personal level that I have not seen before.

Scaltro Mar 04, 2015

Fantastic, heart warning, thoughtful.

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ben54
Nov 28, 2014

This is a wonderful storey that could be a true story. The main genius idea is about what happens in two families that after 18 years of a birth of their two sons in the same day at the same hospital in Israel they discover that the sons have been switched!! What happens now? How do they take it, mothers, fathers and siblings? Add to this the very complicated situation that one family is Muslim and the other one is Jewish! So what now? You must watch it!!! I won’t reveal it…

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No_Stalkers4Me
Feb 01, 2014

Great story. Highlights that hate is imaginary and artificial; a choice.

madison382 Jan 27, 2014

This movie was very emotional, I found myself crying for both the children as well as the parents. Heartbreaking.

Green_Bird_203 Jan 20, 2014

Extraordinary interesting story, well performed and well made by the female director who could handle the subject with delicate sensibilities.

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wongsokguan
Aug 14, 2013

Nicely done. Sensitive movie about two boys switched at birth, and how they and their families handled the realization that they were born to be enemies. It was thought provoking.

lanormandie Jul 29, 2013

Such a moving story where family ties are thrown into peril with the news that two infants were accidentally switched at birth. At the core of the film is the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and the dilemma faced by the parents when they learn that the boy they have brought up is not their own. For the mothers, the blood-connection is stronger than any question of race, whereas both fathers have a hard time dealing with the truth.
A bond of friendship develops between the two young men, who gradually come to realize what different directions their lives have taken because of the mistake.

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