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THE MAN WHO WOULD BE POLKA KING
(CZŁOWIEK, KTÓRY MIAŁ BYĆ KRÓLEM POLKI )

dir. John Mikulak, Joshua von Brown (2009, 70') USA
in English



DIRECTION:
John Mikulak, Joshua von Brown
SCRIPT:
John Mikulak, Joshua von Brown
CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Mikulak
MUSIC: M.G. Espar
EDITING: Joshua von Brown
SOUND:
Brian Langman
PRODUCED: Orgoworld, Foggy Notion
PRODUCERS: Joshua von Brown, John Mikulak

SYNOPSIS:

Playing with the conventions of crime and music documentary genres, The Man Who Would Be Polka King is an irreverent look at the rise and fall of Grammy-nominated polka music superstar Jan Lewan, whose defection from Poland to Pennsylvania led to fame, fortune and an international Polka Empire. For over 30 years, the flashy showman wowed polka fans the world over, headlining massive concerts and hobnobbing with powerful A-listeners like Donald Trump, George H.W. Bush and even Pope John Paul II. But when the King was hit with a beauty pageant scandal and subsequent personal tragedy, Lewan's empire collapsed... and the polka world was stunned to learn of the greatest polka-related financial crime in history.

DIRECTOR:

JOSHUA VON BROWN, JOHN MIKULAK