The Return from the Other Planet

Assaf Lapid

Ka.tzetnik lived a life of secrecy, becoming a myth. Rumors suggested that he writes all night, donning his Auschwitz uniform, never leaving his house despite his books selling millions. The film explores the writer’s personal odyssey in coping with his trauma through the unconventional path of LSD.

Directors: Assaf Lapid

Script: Assaf Lapid, Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev

Research: Jonathan Avrahami, Assaf Lapid

Producers: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari, Guy Hodes, Michael Reuter, Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann

Production company: Black Sheep Film Productions

Editing: Nohar Avigail Haseen, Assaf Lapid

Filming: Tulik Galon, Jörg Adams

Animation: Alon Levi, Yoav Brill

Actors : Sharon Alexander

Soundtrack: Aviv Aldema

Music : Moshe Baavour

81 minutes | Israel, Germany | 2023 | Hebrew, English, Dutch, Yiddish

Produced by
  • Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp |
  • Kadar Foundation |
  • Avi Chai Foundation |
  • Gesher Multicultural Film Fund |
  • Mifal HaPais - Council for the Culture and Arts |
  • Rabinovich Film Fund Cinema Project |
  • The Jewish Film Institute |
  • Claims Conference |
  • Maimonides Fund |
  • Film Und Medien Stiftung