Joseph, 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 and Israel-born army commander Alon Silbers. 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 was brought to the West Bank by the Arab couple, Said and Leila. The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs.
|Theatrical Release:||October 26th, 2012 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as The Other Son|
|Video Release:||March 19th, 2013 by eOne|
|MPAA Rating:||PG-13 for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use.|
(Rating bulletin 2234, 8/22/2012)
|Keywords:||Israeli Palestinian Conflict, Mistaken Identity, Palestinian, Unexpected Families, Jewish, Switched At Birth|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|