Created by Nina Lewandowska and Kamila Tarabura, Netflix’s ‘Absolute Beginners,’ which is originally titled ‘Absolutni Debiutanci,’ is a Polish romantic drama series that focuses on two childhood best friends — Lena and Niko — who decide to head to a seaside location for the summer. As they prepare for their dream film school, the duo comes across a young yet aspiring athlete named Igor who not only ignites unfamiliar desires but also ends up putting Lena and Niko’s friendship to the test.
Featuring impressive onscreen performances from talented Polish actors, including Martyna Byczkowska, Bartłomiej Deklewa, Jan Sałasiński, Paulina Krzyżańska, Katarzyna Warnke, Piotr Witkowski, and Anna Krotoska, the coming-of-age family drama show unfolds mainly in the Polish seaside where drama ensues between the main characters against the backdrop of some interesting locations. Thus, if you are interested in knowing where ‘Absolute Beginners’ is filmed, we have got you covered!
Absolute Beginners Filming Locations
‘Absolute Beginners’ is filmed in Poland, particularly in and around the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Principal photography for the inaugural iteration of the romantic series took place between the summer and autumn of 2022, mainly around August and September of the same year. The versatility of Poland’s location and climate makes the European country a suitable filming site for different kinds of productions. Now, without further ado, let us walk you through all the specific locations that make an appearance in the Netflix production!
Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
All the significant portions of ‘Absolute Beginners’ are lensed in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, which is situated in the northwestern region of Poland. The production team of the Martyna Byczkowska starrer sets up camp across the voivodeship to tape several key scenes, including the spa town of Ustka, which is a part of Słupsk County in the voivodeship. The cast and crew members also take the production to the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, to the seaside resort city of Sopot.
For taping the exterior sequences, including the beach portions, the filming unit utilizes the premise of a few actual beaches, seemingly in both Ustka and Sopot. Other outdoor scenes are recorded in different streets and neighborhoods of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, against suitable backdrops. As for the interior portions, the production team mostly turns several actual establishments into film sets. It is also possible that they set up camp in one of the film studios to shoot some important indoor sequences.
Over the years, the Pomeranian Voivodeship has served as the filming site for a number of movies and TV shows, besides Absolute Beginners.’ Some of the well-known examples are ‘Johnny,’ ‘Outlanders,’ ‘Bitter-Sweet,’ ‘Just Love Me,’ Goodbye, See You Tomorrow,’ ‘Break Point,’ and ‘Pati.’
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