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A few years ago in Jerusalem, when Lukasz was visiting Israel, he came across Joza - an unusual tour guide who caught his attention.
Joza, a Jew born in Poland in 1948, came to Israel as a little kid: Too Jewish in Poland, not Jewish enough in Israel – Joza has always been searching his place in society and ultimately lost himself along the way.
During our work on the film, a dig in the archives of an Israeli magazine has revealed that Joza was a well-known society member in Tel-Avivian bohemia of the 80s, as well as Israel's biggest cocaine dealer of that time.
Lukasz Konopa (36), born and raised in Warsaw and now based in Tel Aviv, is currently involved in several international productions - working in Denmark, the Netherlands, Ghana and Israel - and also works in the past two years as a cinematographer and at Heymann Brothers Films.
His short VEGAS (2013) was screened in various festivals, including Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, Docaviv, True/False FF, DMZ Docs, Krakow Film Festival.
His previous short AFTER (2012) was also screened worldwide, including SXSW and received several awards, such as CILECT Prize, Visions du Reel, Young Public Award, Hamburg International Short FF, Special Mention,.