If you're not Pole you have great luck not to know this kind of music. Disco-polo in 90's was the very popular in Poland. Strange mix of cheap keyboards, stiff oompa-oompa beats, cretin lyrics. Add singers looking like cheap hookers or (male) like members of german football team or russian mobsters and you can imagine what is disko-polo. Main character of the movie,Slawek Wisnik, played by the son of famous actor Daniel Olbrychski is a talented church-organ player, would-be a composer of "Requiem" who by the twist of fate falls in the world of disco-polo and begins to play on plastic keybords instead organs. His MC is a great hit and he became a big star. Now he can wed beautiful sweet blond daughter of local person of substance and enjoys home on the lake island and elephant (his father-in-law is rich enough to buy an elephant). In the one of the last scenes his conservatory professor arrives to his town with great news: Germans are enchanted by Slawek's organ mass and big contract with german record company is in the way. But Slawek says to old man "I'll be writing "Dotted panties" song". Explanation: "Dotted panties" was one of the great hits of disco-polo. You might be thinking that this movie is ironic but no. Seriously. Director seems to be fascinated by the disco-polo as the medium of true feelings and national identity. Very confusing but amusing movie. Document of polish mentality in mid-80's
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