The other son

The other son

Fils de l'autre

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 ; Port Washington, NY : distributed by Entertainment One, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: DVD ed
Credits: Cinematographer, Emmanuel Soyer ; music composer, Dhafer Youssef.
Performers: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk.
Audience: Rating: PG-13; for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use
Language Note: French dialogue; English or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
ISBN: 9781417239443
UPC: 741952741091
Call Number: DVD O
Alternative Title: Fils de l'autre


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Jan 26, 2019

I loved this movie. My new fav. Such a heartbreaking dilemma, not a true story tho. Hard for my brain to keep the two characters apart, I mean, the Jew is an Arab, and the Arab is a Jew! The movie gives a glimpse of what it is like to be a Palestinian, living in a barricade. (Palestine belongs to the Jews!)

Thanks be to God for all the Jews and Arabs who have become brothers through their repentance and acceptance of the blood sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, for forgiveness of sin, and being born again as brothers and sisters into the Family of God.

Oct 20, 2017

An amazing, amazing film.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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