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Le fils de l'autre (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,220,807Details
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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.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
78% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 26th, 2012 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as The Other Son
Video Release: March 19th, 2013 by eOne, released as The Other Son
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a scene of violence, brief language and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2234, 8/22/2012)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Israeli Palestinian Conflict, Mistaken Identity, Palestinian, Unexpected Families, Jewish, Switched At Birth
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Haut et Court, Rapsodie Productions, France 3 Cinema, Madeleine, Solo Films, France Television, Useful Productions, Sofica Hoche Artois Images
Production Countries: France


Emmanuelle Devos    Orith
Pascal Elbe    Alon
Areen Omari    Leila
Khalifa Natour    Said
Mahmood Shalabi    Bilal
Bruno Podalydes    David

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Nathalie Saugeon
Screenwriter    Lorraine Levy
Screenwriter    Noam Fitoussi
From an idea by    Noam Fitoussi
Producer    Virginie Lacombe
Producer    Raphael Berdugo
Associate Producer    Eric Amouyal
Production Management    Tony Copti
Production Management    Frederic Grunenwald
Line Producer    Itai Tamir
Cinematographer    Emmanuel Soyer
Sound    Jean-Paul Bernard
Production Designer    Miguel Markin
Production Designer    Eytan Levy
Costumes (Israel)    Rona Doron
Costumes (France)    Valerie Adda
Editor    Sylvie Gadmer
Casting    Michael Laguens
Music    Dhafer Youssef

Per Theater Chart: Hobbit Reaches the Top

December 18th, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey easily led the way on the per theater chart. In fact, it was the only film to top $10,000. The film pulled in an average of $20,919, which is great for this time of year. The best new release was Let Fury Have the Hour, which only managed $3,386 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Session In, New Releases Out

October 30th, 2012

The Sessions was the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,868 in 20 theaters. Earning some measure of mainstream success is very likely at this point. More...

Limited Releases: Lonely at the Top

October 26th, 2012

There are not a lot of new limited releases this week and so far only one of them, The Loneliest Planet, is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. There are other films that come really close to the 80% positive level. I was looking forward to Funeral Kings, but earlier in the week, that film was bumped to a November 16th release. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/26 30 $125,691   41 $3,066   $125,691 3
2012/11/02 27 $153,309 +22% 50 $3,066   $330,423 10
2012/11/09 29 $135,885 -11% 53 $2,564   $521,987 17
2012/11/16 32 $91,888 -32% 48 $1,914   $678,279 24
2012/11/23 36 $79,252 -14% 35 $2,264   $793,784 31
2012/11/30 33 $57,864 -27% 40 $1,447   $877,933 38
2012/12/07 38 $55,978 -3% 43 $1,302   $963,591 45
2012/12/14 39 $49,905 -11% 39 $1,280   $1,042,648 52
2012/12/21 39 $36,599 -27% 31 $1,181   $1,105,874 59
2012/12/28 48 $20,704 -43% 17 $1,218   $1,160,006 66
2013/01/04 52 $16,927 -18% 13 $1,302   $1,199,098 73
2013/01/11 60 $10,720 -37% 8 $1,340   $1,220,807 80

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