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    Documentary Feature | 2018-2019 | France

    Shooting data

    LocationsIsrael

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie106'
    Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
    Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

    Trailers/Videos

    Brief synopsis

    Filmed in Yiddish, M is a journey to the heart of Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra-Orthodox Jews, “God-fearing” in Hebrew. This is where Menahem Lang grew up. He was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. At the age of twenty, however, he broke with this pious life and moves to Tel Aviv, for the child with the bright smile was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him. Menahem succeeds in opening the door to this forbidden world. This return to the scene of the crime is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals, a reconciliation. As though drawn towards a magnet, those who experienced the same ordeal as him reveal themselves and dare to speak, driving away the haunting of the “galgal”, the vicious circle that has transformed victims of rape into rapists since the dawn of time.

    (https://www.locarnofestival.ch/pardo/program/archive/2018/film.html?fid=1038353&eid=71)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Menahem LangHimself [L]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    ColoristYov Moor
    Director of photographyYolande Zauberman
    DirectorYolande Zauberman
    EditorRaphaël Lefèvre
    ProducerCharles GillibertCG Cinéma
    Co-producerFabrice BigioPhobics Films
    Co-producerYolande ZaubermanPhobics Films
    ScreenwriterYolande Zauberman
    Production sound mixerSélim Nassib
    Sound re-recording mixerXavier Thieulin
    Sound editorPhilippe Deschamps
    Sound editorXavier Thieulin

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    CG Cinéma [fr]
    Phobics Films [fr]co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Indie Sales [fr]World Sales
    New Story [fr]Distribution France

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Yolande Zauberman2018Locarno Festival [ch]Concorso InternazionaleNominated
    Yolande Zauberman2018Filmfest Hamburg [de]Lobende Erwähnung - Sichtwechsel FilmpreisWinner

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Monday, 27/07/2020, 8.50 PMCiné+ Club

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseBelgiumWednesday, 19/06/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 20/03/2019