They were everywhere, though they tried to be invisible. Filming while hiding in restaurants, on the street, in shops. They registered illegal bottling of regulated fuel; lovers meeting in a hotel. They wiretapped phone calls with a man living abroad, during which Poles placed orders for haemorrhoid ointment. They filmed interviews during which, through blackmail, they carried out the process of breaking a detainee to persuade him to cooperate. Another time, they interrogated a woman from whom they required detailed billing of household expenses, including the type of meat and the number of butter cubes used. “An Ordinary Country” is a “found footage” creative documentary based on film and videotapes recorded by officers of the Polish communist security services in the 1960’s through the 1980’s.