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February 14, 2012 11:15 AM
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Cohen Media Group Nabs 'The Other Son' Out of Berlin

"The Other Son" Cohen Media Group

Cohen Media Group has acquired "The Other Son" out of the 2012 Berlin market, for U.S. distribution. This marks the company's second buy out of Berlinale, following their acquisition of the festival's opening night film, "Farewell, My Queen."

Full release below:

THE OTHER SON (Le Fils De L’Autre) ACQUIRED FOR U.S. RELEASE BY COHEN MEDIA GROUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, February 14, 2012—“The Other Son,”(“Le fils de l’Autre”)  which screened in the 2012 EFM/Berlin market has been acquired for U.S. distribution.  The deal was announced today by Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group.

The deal was negotiated between Mr. Cohen and Raphael Berdugo, Managing Director of Paris based Cite Films.

Mr. Berdugo stated “I am delighted to begin collaboration with the Cohen Media Group team and especially with its guiding force, Charles Cohen. Mr. Cohen immediately appreciated the true quality of the script; in particular, its powerful human element. I am confidant that The Other Son is in the most competent hands for it to reach both a deserving and respectably large audience in the U.S.”

Directed by Lorraine Levy, the film stars Emmanuelle Devos and Pascal Elbé.  Written by Natalie Saugeon, Lorraine Levy and Noam Fitoussi, based on an original idea by Noam Fitoussi. the film tells the story of Joseph(Jules Sitruk), an Israeli teen who  discovers that he is not the biological son of his parents and was switched at birth with Yassin(Mehdi Dehbi), the child of a Palestinian family on the West Bank.  The lives of these two families are suddenly shattered by the revelation that forces them to reconsider their identities, values and beliefs.

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