Trzebiatów is a place young people flee from to find work and a better life in the big city.
The most-important figure, and the centre of life for all residents here, is the titular Sergeant Władysław Lichniak, played by Józef Nowak, adored and admired by all.
Wiosna, panie sierżancie/It’s Spring, Sergeant is a warm-hearted story about a Sergeant of Milicja Obywatelska, who finally decides to take his school-leaving examination (Matura). This turns the life of the whole little town upside down. The friendly atmosphere is frequently disturbed by various twists and turns in the lives of some of the residents, which the Sergeant must help solve, instead of learning in peace and quiet.
The town of Trzebiatów portrayed in the film is, in fact, Nieszawa, where virtually the entire film was shot.
In one of the shots we can see the Old Town – ul. 3 Maja, and other charming little streets located in the centre of the town.
In addition, we can see the wharf of the Vistula River and the legendary Vistula River ferry, the latter of which was also used in the film by Rafał Kapeliński entitled Fundacja Kultura (The Cultural Foundation), and in Excentrycy, czyli po słonecznej stronie ulicy ( eccentricity, or on the sunny side of the street) by Janusz Majewski.
Wiosna panie sierżancie / It’s Spring, Sergeant
Poland 1974, 98′
Directed by: Tadeusz Chmielewski
Screenplay: Tadeusz Chmielewski
Cinematography: Jerzy Stawicki
Music: Jerzy Matuszkiewicz
Produced by: Studio Filmowe Kadr
Cast: Józef Nowak, Małgorzata Pritulak, Tadeusz Fijewski, Tadeusz Kwinta, Ryszard Markowski, Ryszard Nawrocki, and others.