ON BORROWED TIME

By Emilio ROSO

DREAM STREET NORTH - as PROD

Jewish - Completed 2012

The story of the member of the Israeli Mafia who turned FBI Informant.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Jewish, Crime, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 54 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emilio ROSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Emilio ROSO, Nick AQUILINO
    • Synopsis
    • Roman Gonen was a theif, a small-time crook from Israel who graduated into smuggling cocaine and heroin into New York in the 1980's and joined the Israeli Mafia, a little-known group that worked in conjunction with the Italian and Russian Mafia. Together the three organizations dominated the criminal underworld, and were able to corner the market on coke and heroin.
      The FBI caught up with Roman, and forced him to become a stool pigeon for the rest of the Israeli Mafia, and Roman brought everyone down, everyone except for the Godfather of them all, Eitan. Now Eitan is out to complete the circle by tracking down Roman, so the FBI has put him under witness protection, with a new name and new identity-- but Roman agreed to be interviewed for this film. He tells all about the Mafia's deals, names all the important names, and reveals their secrets. Included is an exclusive tape of the actual Mafia themselves-- celebrating, of all things, a little kid's birthday party.
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