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Jewish gangsters rule the city in More4’s drama King of Warsaw

The series is based on the recently-published book of the same name by Szczepan Twardoch and stars Michal Zurawski

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

A gripping drama featuring Jewish gangsters running Warsaw before the outbreak of the Second World War is set to arrive on More4’s Walter Presents later this year
A gripping drama featuring Jewish gangsters running Warsaw before the outbreak of the Second World War is set to arrive on More4’s Walter Presents later this year

Step aside Peaky Blinders. A gripping drama featuring Jewish gangsters running Warsaw before the outbreak of the Second World War is set to arrive on More4’s Walter Presents later this year.

Set in 1937 against the backdrop of rising fascism, The King of Warsaw revolves around Buddy Kaplica, a Polish gangster-socialist with connections in
high places. His right-hand man is a ruthless Jewish boxer, Jakub Szapiro, adored by women and envied and feared by men. 

Deep down, Jakub dreams about taking over Buddy’s position and becoming the King of Warsaw. Torn between loyalty to his boss and a chance to fulfil his own ambitions, Jakub will rise to a decisive fight for power in the streets and will be absorbed by the relentless world of sex and violence, causing a mob war which could determine the fate of Warsaw and the entire country. 

The series is based on the recently-published book of the same name by Szczepan Twardoch and stars Michal Zurawski.

The first two episodes of The King of Warsaw are available to view online at the 19th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival on 3 June; and the full series from 13 August on More4.

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