The Other Son
Statistically speaking, babies are very rarely switched at birth. This does not stop it from being a popular plot twist in books and film because, well, it is an extraordinarily compelling device that gets at real emotional and psychological fear. In this 2012 acclaimed French drama, two families learn that their teenage sons were switched at birth—switched between Israelis and Palestinians. Upon learning of the switch, floppy-haired Israeli hipster Joseph, asks: "Am I other one? Is the other one me?" setting off a powerful exploration of identity, otherness, and culture.