When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him.
After 20 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals … a reconciliation.
A multi-disciplinary artist, alternating between documentary and fiction, feature film and short film, video art and narrative art, Yolande Zauberman invented her own voice of expression through films that have always sparked lively debates and sometimes controversy. Yolande Zauberman’s films investigate the shadows, break the taboos, incite free speech and force people to listen; they attack places of power, whether religious or economic; she confronts us with realities kept in silence; she stands near the abandoned, marginalised, sacrificed and transforms them into heroes ...
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Yolande Zauberman
Written by: Yolande Zauberman
Produced by: Charles Gillibert
Cinematography: Yolande Zauberman
Editing: Raphael Lefèvre
Sound: Selim Nassib
Main Cast: Menahem Lang (himself)
Nominations and Awards
- Documentary Selection 2019