Prawo Agaty

Directed by Maciej Migas, Patrick Yoka, Filip Zylber, Jacek Borcuch, and Xawery Żuławski

The TV series presents a story about lawyer Agata Przybysz (Agata Dygant), 30, who loses her job and is forced to start her own law firm, struggling with many problems and obstacles along the way.
Each of the episodes in the series is dedicated to a new interesting case the law firm is hired to solve.        

A total of seven series have been made  – the first series has 15 episodes, and all others have 13 episodes each.

Threads and sceneries connected to Bydgoszcz

The series was made in many locations in Bydgoszcz, and many threads in it make references to the city itself, for example the fact that the main protagonist is a native of Bydgoszcz, and her father (played by Marian Opania) spent part of his life there.  The threads connected with visiting the father were filmed in Bydgoszcz.

The first “Bydgoszcz” episodes were filmed by the Brda River, in the autumn of 2011.
Then the film crew returned to film in the city, in April 2012.
They visited the following locations used in the film.

  • Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium at ul. Gdańska 163,
  • Mill Island and the beautiful “Venice of Bydgoszcz”,
  • The Old Town, where the film crew occupied the two upper storeys in one of the tenement houses,
  • The interiors of the Provincial and Municipal Public Libraries, the latter of which is situated by the Old Town
  • Bydgoszcz Airport,
  • The “Orzeł” cinema at the Municipal Cultural Centre,
  • the Copernicanum Hall at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz at ul. Mikołaja Kopernika 1,
  • The office of the Vice-Chancellor of the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, which was transformed into a Prosecuter’s office for the purposes of the series.

The film crew also went to other places near Bydgoszcz, for example Koronowo, where they shot a number of scenes in a penal institution there. The scenes shot in Koronowo were shown in episodes 8 and 9 of the second series. A number of shoots were done on location at a nearby beach in Samociążek.

Trivia

  • Prawo Agaty was broadcast on the TVN television station from 4th March 2012 to 26th May 2015.  The leading Director for the series was Maciej Migas, and Agnieszka Dygant was cast to play the leading role. The originator of the series was Karolina Frankowska.
  • The rights to broadcast the series were sold to foreign broadcasters. In Russia, the series was broadcast under the title Prawosudije Agaty via the Mnogo TV television station.
  • In Montenegro, the series was broadcast via TV Vijesti, under the local title Agatino pravo.
  • In addition to Bydgoszcz, the series was also filmed in Warszawa, Gdańsk, and Łowicz.
  • The average audience of the series fluctuated between 2,991,164 people during season one, down to 1,965,803 during season seven.

Information on the series

Prawo Agaty / Agata’s Law

Poland 2012-2015, TV series

Directed by: Maciej Migas, Patrick Yoka, Filip Zylber, Jacek Borcuch, and Xawery Żuławski

Screenplay: Kaja Krawczyk, Piotr Szymanek, Karolina Frankowska, Aneta Głowska, Piotr Subbotko, Marek Kreutz, Marta Szymanek, Iwona Siemieniuk, Tomasz Titkow, Monika Trzósło, Katarzyna Tybinka, Barbara Palka

Cinematography: Tomasz Dobrowolski, Bartosz Prokopowicz, Jeremi Prokopowicz, Paweł Flis, Tomasz Naumiuk, Mikołaj Łebkowski, Bartosz Piotrowski, Michał Sobociński

Music: Łukasz Targosz

Produced by: TVN

Cast: Agnieszka Dygant, Leszek Lichota, Daria Widawska, Tomasz Karolak, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Marian Opania, and others.

Selected Awards

The Telekamera Awards for the Best TV Series in 2015.

Bydgoszcz

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