LAILA

Hans Heijnen Short documentary - 2015 - 55 min.

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In the early 1960s, Limburg singer Bruno Majcherek and his Regento Stars scored a big hit with his version of the traditional tango Laila, about a harem lady who turned the head of a legionnaire. The miners’ orchestra of Eastern European origin sold over a million singles. The success also brought problems, as this documentary demonstrates. A spoken text that Bruno had added was not created by himself, which led to various lawsuits. The group was disbanded due to discord about royalties.

Credits

Director(s) Hans Heijnen
Script Hans Heijnen
Producer(s) Hans Heijnen
Production Company
Research
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Design
Wim Post
Sound Editor
Wim Post
Sound on Set
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands