THE OTHER SON

Directed by Lorraine Lévy
US release date: October 26, 2012
Directed by Lorraine Levy
105 minutes, France, 2012.
with Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé.

Joseph (Jules Sitruk), an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents, France-born physician Orith (Emmanuelle Devos) and Israel-born army commander Alon Silbers (Pascal Elbé). A blood test for Joseph’s military service reveals that he is not their biological son; during the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with another baby; both were given back to the wrong families. While the Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv with the Silbers, their actual Jewish son, Yacine (Medhi Dehbi) was brought to the West Bank by the Arab couple, Said (Khalifa Natour) and Leila (Areen Omari). The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs.

Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk


Opens in the U.S. October 26, 2012. This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places. Link: moviefone

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