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The Other Son

PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Complex repercussions face two families -- one Israeli, one Palestinian -- after learning that their sons (Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi) were accidentally switched at birth.

Cast: Emmanuelle Devos , Pascal Elbé , Jules Sitruk , Mehdi Dehbi , Areen Omari , Khalifa Natour , Mahmood Shalabi , Diana Zriek

Director: Lorraine Levy

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

The Other Son (2012)

Release Date: September 21st, 2012|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • Ms. Levy's film gets to say affecting things about the mysteries of identity, and the ironies of ancient enmity. If we can assume, from the nature of the premise, that Joseph and Yacine will soon accept their situation and become friends, we can also assume, from the course of history, that the Israelis and Palestinians will continue to resist doing the same. show more

  • A parablelike melodrama with obvious symbolic meaning. show more

  • Making a feel-good movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be a recipe for disaster, but French writer-director Lorraine Levy manages to avoid many, if not all, of the pitfalls in her touching family drama. show more

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  • November 16, 2012 dbenj104500
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    I enjoyed this movie. The story was realistic and the characters were likable with well developed personalities. The message was one of peace and hope. And somehow the use of several languages including English enhanced it.

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