Other Son [Blu-ray]
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In Tel Aviv, Joseph (Jules Sitruk) prepares for national service and it is discovered that his blood type does not match those of his parents. This fact throws his folks into a tailspin looking for a rational explanation. It is soon determined that a mix-up might have occurred during a hospital evacuation during the Gulf War eighteen years prior. The other boy, Yacine (Mehdi Dehbi), lives on the West Bank with his Palestinian family. After the initial shock, the two mothers (both super) try to navigate the complex situation and natural curiosity brings the two boys together.Read more ›
It's not uncommon for those who rightly resent being biologically categorized on government questionnaires, to defiantly write in `human' when asked to indicate their race. And the same holds true in its own compelling but curious way for the switched at birth DNA-driven identity crisis drama, The Other Son.
The relative stability of the two families in question - the Israeli Silbergs (Emmanuelle Devos and Pascal Elbéand) the Palestinian Al Bezaaz (Areen Omari, Khalifa Natourkin, and older son Mahmud Shalaby) in the West Bank - is shaken up when eighteen year old Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk) puts his musical aspirations on hold to report for mandatory military duty. But an army blood test confirms that he could not be the child of his parents, an odd stratagem, that a military on such permanent alert would be so thorough, especially since Joseph's father is a high ranking commander. But during a Gulf War missile attack near the Haifa hospital where Joseph was born, a Palestinian mother gave birth at the same time.Read more ›
Writer/director Lorraine Levy and co-writer Nathalie Saugeon focus on how the young men and their families deal with the situation, with awkward visits among newfound relatives across the border and arguments within the families about years spent haboring an "enemy." Performances are first-rate, particularly those of the two young leads, and the story is compelling.
The film is in French, with English subtitles. Bonus extras include making-of featurette, deleted scenes, and bloopers.
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We brought this movie for an older couple from Palestine and they very much enjoyedPublished 15 hours ago by Tina D Green
Nice, but doesn't feel very realistic. Almost too good to be true. The Israeli family seems more French then Israeli.Published 7 days ago by O.B.
Shows on a human level we are the same whether Jew or Arab. Extremist and propaganda is the cause of the conflict.Published 7 days ago by TruthWillWin
The "switched at birth" theme is familiar throughout literature, but when the characters are Israeli and Palestinian, the switch brings even more anguish to the families. Read morePublished 15 days ago by virginia
LOVED this movie! Very though provoking and emotional! Watch it!Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Thought provoking movie about two families who are religiously, politically, and socially polarized who discover the very real fact that their 18 year old sons were accidentally... Read morePublished 19 days ago by julie ericson
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