Shlomo Moussaieff, an Israeli born billionaire is 79 years old and lives in
London since the early sixties. He made most of his fortune by selling precious
jewelry to world royalty and high society. The film follows Shlomo Moussaieff as
he reflects on his childhood and on the conflict with his dominating father. At
the age of 12 Shlomo’s father threw him out of the house. In the years he spent
in the ancient caves of Sanhedria he started his collection of Jewish antiquity.
He was caught robbing an ancient grave and was put in a school for delinquent
youth. There he learned from his Arab comrades the Arabic language and way of
life, which will later save his life and contribute to his abilities as a clever
During World War 2 young Moussaieff was drafted to the British army. After the
fighting ceased, he found many Kabala books in the treasuries of deserted
synagogues in Italy. These books where to follow him for the rest of his life.
In 1948 Shlomo fought in the old city of Jerusalem. When the city fell into the
hands of the Jordanian Legion, he was taken captive and was imprisoned for a
year. Young Moussaieff with his tremendous ability to turn any disaster into a
fruitful and learning experience, planted at that time the seeds of his future
Shlomo’s greatest affection is to the Bible and it’s hidden wisdom. His passion
for the Bible led him to purchase throughout the last 50 years the richest
collection of Biblical archaeology.