In the late ‘50s Fabian, a war emigrant, jazz trombonist and brilliant dancer, returns from England to his sister who lives in Ciechocinek. Together with a group of local eccentrics and amateur musicians he starts a swing big band.
After their first gig people’s interest with the band surpasses all expectations. They receive loads of concert proposals and start to be popular. Fabian meets an intriguing, dark-haired Modesta and asks her to perform with his orchestra.
They soon become lovers. They are stylish, dance fantastically, go to the best restaurants and drive around Ciechocinek in a beautiful convertible brought from England. They are like two colorful birds against the dreary reality. Their looks and behavior arouse a longing for freedom and prosperity. However, one day Modesta disappears.