One Billion Happy People

  • Poland
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Early 90’s, post-communist rural Poland. Four village hicks with Casio-tunes knock out tacky Euro-disco songs about spotted pants & the like. Their fans smile, dance, get drunk... and buy their records: 16 million of them. ‘Bayer Full’ eventually becomes the most successful Polish artists ever. 2010, Shanghai. Krzysztof Darewicz, Polish maverick journalist phones Slawek Swierzynski, a farmer and the leader of the long forgotten band. Darewicz has a plan: “You will perform concerts in China, and you will record a new album - in Chinese! ...simple?” Swierzynski is laughing, Darewicz is not. Even Chopin would have been worried...

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  • Original title
    Miliard Szczesliwych Ludzi
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maciej Bochniak
  • DOP
    Grzegorz Hartfiel
  • Editing
    Tomasz Bochniak
  • Sound
    Damian Kostrzewa
  • Duration
    64 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
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