SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE
SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE
2015; 2016 – feature film and second season of the series
political comedy series
Directed by
Аleksey Kiryushchenko
Scenario
Andrey Yakovlev, Yuriy Kostyuk, Yuriy Mikulenko, Dmitry Grigorenko, Mikhail Savin, Dmitry Kozlov, Alexander Bragin
Produced by
Vladimir Zelenskiy, Sergey Shefir, Boris Shefir, Andrey Yakovlev
Actors
Vladimir Zelenskiy, Natalya Sumskaya, Viktor Saraykin, Stas Boklan, Ekaterina Kisten, Anna Koshmal, Yelena Kravets, Aleksandr Pikalov, Yevgeniy Koshevoy, Yuriy Krapov
Number of episodes
24 (season 1)
Chronometry
23-25 minutes
What happens if an ordinary man becomes a President of the country? Not a turncoat who has been making empty promises for the last couple of decades, but a NEW, honest, high-minded and most important, intelligent person. May be that is the key to a new better life?
These exactly thoughts eventually made Ukrainian people elect Vasiliy Goloborodko, a history teacher, as their President…

Unexpectedly for everyone the country gets a guarantor who lives an ordinary life. He resides in an ordinary apartment on the outskirts of the city, doesn’t have an army of bodyguards and takes a bus to work. His salary is average, that's why sometimes he has to borrow money from friends ‘until payday’. Altogether, he lives like everyone else. And truly believes that if ‘a king’ starts living like a common teacher, soon enough a teacher will live like a king!

Every day Vasiliy works really hard to clean out "Augean stables" of the country and tirelessly fights the armada of corrupted and rotten bureaucrats even though he doesn’t have any secret weapon except his beliefs in the bright and prosperous future for his mother country. There is just one thing. The system, where everyone is accustomed to steal shamelessly, bribe and abduct money, will fight back. Who is going to win?

The Servant of Nation series has become the most successful TV project and most talked-about premier on the Ukrainian TV in autumn season of 2015. The share of the audience in the opening day was more than 30% (Nielsen data). The project is sold to different countries, including Estonia, Kazakhstan and Moldova.

In 2016 Kvartal 95 will film a sequel - a feature film and the second season of the series.