The Man Who Would Be Polka King is available in: English on Netflix USA

The Man Who Would Be Polka King

A polka kingdom crumbles in this documentary tracing the rise and fall of dubious duple meter master Jan Lewan. A Grammy-nominated polka superstar who defected from Poland to the West in the 1970s, Lewan created a musical empire that made him an internationally-recognized figure. When scandal erupted and Lewan's shady dealings were revealed, fans couldn't believe that their hero had committed one of the largest polka-related financial crimes in history.

This irreverent documentary reveals how charming entertainer Jan Lewan bilked investors out of millions in a complicated investment scam.


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The Man Who Would Be Polka King (2009)
Rating: 6.2/10 (358 votes)
Director: Joshua Brown John Mikulak
Writer: John Mikulak Joshua Brown
Stars: Michael Byrne Pete Chacho Catherine Damavandi Kent Jackson
Runtime: 69 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary Crime Music
Released: 05 Jun 2009
Plot: A look at the rise and fall of band leader Jan Lewan, whose international Polka empire led to the greatest polka-related financial crime in history.