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    Documentary Feature | 2018-2019 | France

    Shooting data

    Filming regionsFrance

    Project data

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


    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.



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Menahem LangHimself [L]


    ColoristYov Moor
    Director of photographyYolande Zauberman
    DirectorYolande Zauberman
    EditorRaphaël Lefèvre
    ProducerCharles Gillibert
    CG Cinéma
    CG Cinéma
    Co-producerFabrice Bigio
    Phobics Films
    Phobics Films
    Co-producerYolande Zauberman
    Phobics Films
    Phobics Films
    ScreenwriterYolande Zauberman
    Production sound mixerSélim Nassib
    Sound re-recording mixerXavier Thieulin
    Sound editorPhilippe Deschamps
    Sound editorXavier Thieulin

    Production companies

    CG Cinéma [fr]
    Phobics Films [fr]

    Distributing companies

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


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


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


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