reż. Marcin Sauter

,,Miasto” is a film directed by Maciej Sauter, a film director from Bydgoszcz, and based on his own script. He is one of the founders of the unofficial film school for young documentary filmmakers in Bydgoszcz, the so-called Bydgoszcz Newsreel (Bydgoska Kronika Filmowa).

,,Miasto” is a film, which combines drama with elements of a crime story with a hint of film noir. It portrays a lone detective, who becomes a pawn in a much bigger mafia scheme, while trying to solve a mysterious murder case. The main protagonists in the film are played by Bartłomiej Topa, Karolina Gruszka, Mieczysław Kropielnicki, Piotr Nawrocki and Grzegorz Warchoł. Two of the secondary characters in the film are played by luminaries of the Polish cinema, namely Robert Więckiewicz and Stanisław Tym.

The film was shot entirely in Bydgoszcz. Some of the shots were taken at the crossing point of four streets, i.e. Ugory, Podgórna, Orla and Na Wzgórze Dąbrowskiego. The following buildings have also played in the film: the former head office of the Polish State Railways (PKP) at ul. Dworcowa, the tenement house at ul. Gdańska 79, the backyard of the tenement house at ul. Focha 2, the outdoor locations around Freedom Square, the former ‘Pomorzanin’ cinema, the marina at ul. Tamka 2 and Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport. The ground floor of the tenement house at ul. Dworcowa 19 was reorganised to play a pub in the film.



  • The film was produced by POKROMSKI Studio, which was, for example, involved in the production of the Polish-French-German-Belgian co-production ,,Maria Curie” / “Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge” (2017) directed by Marie Noëlle, in which the role of Albert Einstein was played by Piotr Głowacki, a native of Toruń.
  • The extras in the film were played by real residents of Bydgoszcz, including President of Bydgoszcz Rafał Bruski himself.
  • The film was made on the Super 16 mm colour graded celluloid film.


Information on the film


Poland 2021, in production

Directed by: Maciej Sauter

Screenplay: Maciej Sauter

Music: Bruno Coulais

Cinematography: Michał Englert

Editing: Isabelle Ratery, Marie Noëlle, Lenka Fillnerowa, Hans Horn

Production: POKROMSKI Studio

Cast: Bartłomiej Topa, Karolina Gruszka Mieczysław Kropielnicki, Piotr Nawrocki, Grzegorz Warchoł, Robert Więckiewicz, Stanisław Tym and others.

Important people

Sauter Marcin
Marcin Sauter odbiera Flisaka TOFIFEST_P_I_349 (1)

Sauter Marcin

Głowacki Piotr

Głowacki Piotr