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Biopic about Polish immigrant in US to debut on Netflix

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 28.12.2017 08:25
A comedy depicting the life of Jan Lewandowski, a Polish polka musician based in the United States, is to appear on Netflix on January 12.

Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky’s The Polka King stars comedian Jack Black, alongside Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman and Jacki Weaver.

Jan Lewandowski, who shortened his name to Jan Lewan after he moved to the States, became a famous performer overseas and received a Grammy nomination in 1995. However, later the artist used his stardom to lure his fans into a Ponzi scheme.

Lewan cheated around 400 people out of millions of dollars, for which he spent five years in prison.

The Polka King premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. (aba/gs)

Source: Dziennik, The Morning Call

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