Once upon a time in Poltava
Once upon a time in Poltava
Produced by
Vladimir Zelenskiy, Naum Barulya, Sergey Shefir, Boris Shefir, Andrey Yakovlev, Andrey Chivurin
Yuriy Tkach, Irina Soponaru, Viktor Gevko, Aleksandr Terenchuk, Anna Salivanchuk, Aleksandr Danilchenko
Number of episodes
24-26 min
“Once upon a time in Poltava” is a sitcom, in which each episode depicts lifestyle and adventures of the residents of one Ukrainian village near Poltava. The main characters in the story are Yarynka and Yuriy, a happily married couple. Yarynka is hardworking, active and responsible young woman. Yurchik is easy going and cheerful loafer, who often gets into trouble and ridiculous situations with his fellow friend Kum. Yurchik and Kum have been best friends for a long time, but when in trouble, Kum worries about himself in the first place, leaving his friend behind. The other three characters featured in the story are: police officer, Vera, saleswoman of the local grocery store, and Grandpa Petro. Policeman and Vera are sweethearts, who usually get along well, but sometimes are on the rocks because of specific of Vera's job. Grandpa Petro is a remarkable person in the village: a successful blogger and a tech savvy. From time to time the movie freezes and the audience may read on the screen the decoding of some comic Ukrainian expressions, frequently used in this area.