The Other Son
|The Other Son|
|Directed by||Lorraine Lévy|
|Produced by||Virginie Lacombe|
|Music by||Dhafer Youssef|
|Edited by||Sylvie Gadmer|
|Distributed by||Haut et Court|
|Box office||$4.2 million|
The Other Son (original title: Le Fils de l'Autre) is a 2012 French drama film directed by Lorraine Lévy.
The film centers on Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk), who is about to turn 18 years old and serve in the Israeli Defense Forces. During routine tests, his family discovers his blood type is different from theirs. Through further testing, including DNA testing, the family discovers that Joseph is not their son.
An investigation is conducted by the hospital Joseph was born in. Due to a bombing attack that occurred on the night he was born, Joseph and another baby were taken to shelters for safety and switched by mistake. The hospital administrator contacts the family of the other baby, who happen to be Palestinian. Their baby, Yacine Al Bezaaz, was born on the same night.
The story develops reflecting the issues of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in which both fathers are reluctant to accept the situation while the mothers are more open to the possibility of becoming close with their biological children. As the boys become friends, their families have to re-evaluate their beliefs and "resistance to neighboring culture" (Xenophobia) prior to connecting with their true identity.
- Emmanuelle Devos as Orith Silberg
- Pascal Elbé as Alon Silberg
- Jules Sitruk as Joseph Silberg
- Mehdi Dehbi as Yacine Al Bezaaz
- Areen Omari as Leïla Al Bezaaz
- Khalifa Natour as Saïd Al Bezaaz
- Mahmud Shalaby as Bilal Al Bezaaz
- Diana Zriek as Amina
- Marie Wisselmann as Keren
- Bruno Podalydès as David
- Ezra Dagan as the rabbi
- Tamar Shem Or as Yona
- Tomer Offner as Ilan
- Noa Manor as Ethel
- Shira Naor as Lisa
- Gilles Ben David as hospital director
- Kleinruppin Forever (2004 film)
- "LE FILS DE L'AUTRE (2012)". JP' Box-Office. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
- "The Other Son", About the Palestinian-Israeli Divide, New York Times, October 25, 2012.
- Erro do passado aproxima judeu e palestino em "O Filho do Outro" (in Portuguese)
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