Wanted: Roni Kalderon

Feature documentary, in production

Directed by Erez Laufer and Hilla Medalia
Produced by Hilla Medalia, Jeff Hoffman
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew, Portuguese

About The Film

The boy for whom football was in his soul, grew up in Tel Aviv in the late 1960s without his parents who left for the USA. At 17, Roni Kalderon became the star of Hapoel Tel Aviv, and was regarded as the great promise of Israeli football. Then, he was invited to go to the Netherlands and play for the coveted Ajax football club. This was only the opening whistle for the real game of his life: he would soon find himself deep in international drug trafficking, constantly escaping from the law, until he disappeared off the face of the earth. The fantastic narratives woven around his enigmatic persona, and the mystery surrounding his disappearance, lead the viewer between reality and the myth around the promising footballer who became a drug lord.

Roni Kalderon by Oskar Tauber