Director: Lorraine Levy

Country: France

Year: 2012

The Palestinian/Israeli topic have been touched in many films, either as documentaries or in political/war fiction films. The Other Son brings something new to this topic from an unusual direction. A French/Israeli family and a Palestinian family face a big dilemma when they discover that a hospital switched their baby boys when they were born. The two young men are now young adults and that is where the problem stand.

The film does not serve any political agenda and presents a story about love and loyalty. It barely touches on political topics in some scenes and focuses more on the human aspect of the characters. Most of the actors in the film deliver decent performances but Jules Sitruk, who plays the Israeli young man, is the one who stole the show in my opinion. It could have been a little better but at the end it still remain as a solid film that is worth watching.