The Other (2007)

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German title The other
Original title El otro
Country of production Argentina , France , Germany
original language Spanish
Publishing year 2007
length 83 minutes
Director Ariel Rotter
script Ariel Rotter
production Ariel Rotter,
Veronica Cura ,
Christian Baute ,
Dagmar Jacobsen
camera Marcelo Lavintman
cut Eliane Katz

The other is a 2007 Argentinian feature film .


Juan Desouza's father is terminally ill. His wife is pregnant. The problems get over his head. When a casual travel companion dies on a business trip, he takes the chance to get out of his previous life. He assumes the identity of the dead person and looks for a new job and a new place of residence. Juan quickly understands the possibilities of starting a life from scratch and is enthusiastic about this new life. One identity is soon no longer enough for him. He changes again and creates more biographies. After 48 hours it's all over.


"This trip would have been more exciting if it hadn't been told by Rotter as a walk with endless breaks on every street corner."

- Die Welt , February 14, 2007

"The film is wonderfully coherent and not only perfectly cast in the main role with Julio Chávez."

- The newspaper , February 14, 2007

"A quiet and coherent film that lives entirely from the acting skills of its outstanding protagonist and the dream-lost, sleepwalking images."


The film ran in the competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2007 . The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and main actor Julio Chávez was awarded the Actor Prize. The Golden Bear went to Tuya's wedding .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The other. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed July 6, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  2. Silver Bear for Best Actor , accessed April 29, 2017