30.09. - 09.10.2021

M France 2018 | 105 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Yolande Zauberman

YOLANDE ZAUBERMAN studied history of art and economics. She has won several awards for her documentaries like Classified People (1987) and Would You Have Sex with an Arab? (2012) which was also shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno. 
A few miles from Tel Aviv lies the town of Bnei Berak, the centre of the ultraorthodox Jewish Haredim community. The singer Menahem Lang returns to the place where he was revered as a boy for his crystal-clear voice, but of which he also has the darkest memories – having been sexually abused by members of the community during his entire childhood. Lang visits the scenes of the crimes, but also the places he loved. And he encounters people who share his fate. Is an inner reconciliation possible?
Original title: M
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Hebrew, Yiddish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
Screenplay: Yolande Zauberman
Cast: Menahem Lang
Producer: Charles Gillibert, Fabrice Bigio. Yolande Zauberman
Director of Photography: Yolande Zauberman
Production Design:
Editor: Raphaël Lefèvre
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Indie Sales
Production: CG Cinéma, Phobics
Contact: Martin Gondre, Indie Sales:


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