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"THE OTHER SON" is an emotional and moving drama about the fictional story of two 18-year old boys in Haifa, Israel, who find out that they were mistakenly switched at birth by a nurse in the maternity ward of their hospital which was bombed, and they grew up in the other family's religion, Jewish and Muslim. How do the boys and their parents and their friends handle it?
Interfaith Focus (charity) screens it at Interfaith film festivals where it is well-received.
I have an interest in this part of the world and the conflict over the years. This is an interesting imagination of one situation that could be seen to make a difference in Palestinian Israeli relations.;
find that they have been switched at birth. But there any soap opera narrative ends. The irony that a situation that could be full of anger turns into a brotherhood that feels just right, nothing melodramatic but likes of subtle scenes as we see how these kids, two Palestinian and one Israeli bond. And the delicate irony is how great these kids are. They are not played through the usual prisms but are such lovely kids, especially the two main ones but also the other son, the two younger sisters and the mothers. Eventually, the angry dad's come around as well.
I felt the ending as simply lovely and you must not miss this film. It doesn't explain Mideast tensions, that is not the point, but the common humanity makes this film one you do not want to miss. I loved it.
"I found"The Other Son" to be a film that I was emotionally able to get invoved with. Two babies are accidently switched at birth and given to the wrong families. One is Israeli and the other is Arab. As a viewer, I felt sorry for both sets of parents and the two sons. The parents loved both the adopted son and the biological son. It was not clear in which direction the two young men would go in the end.
If you don't mind watching a movie subtitles, then this movie is a must. The setting is very interesting. It's set in Israel with two babies switched by mistake at birth, one a Palestinian and one an Israeli. All hell breaks lose when the families finally find out what happened. The story centers on the different reactions from family members. Interesting study in human nature.