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
Producer
Research
Geluidsnabewerking
Sound Design
Distributor NL
Production company
Hans Heijnen Filmmaker
TV company
L1 televisie

Title: LAILA
Year: 2015
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2015

MuziekKunst & Cultuur

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