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Казки У - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Russian

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-11-21

Казки У - Notes of a Ukrainian Madman - Netflix

Notes of a Ukrainian Madman (Ukrainian: Записки українського самашедшого) is the first novel by Ukrainian poet Lina Kostenko. It was published in 2010, and became the first new book by Kostenko in 20 years. The book shows Ukrainian politics and daily life of ordinary Ukrainians through a diary of 35-year-old Ukrainian programmer. The books starts ironically and pessimistically in the end of Leonid Kuchma presidency, and ends optimistically during the Orange Revolution. The book became Ukrainian bestseller, with around 100,000 sales in the first six months.

Казки У - Plot summary - Netflix

The novel describes period of Leonid Kuchma presidency and the Orange Revolution. The protagonist of the novel is a 35-year-old programmer. He met his future wife during student's protests of 1990 in favor of Ukraine's independence. His father, a famous translator and a sixtier, has a new wife and a young introverted son that appears in the novel under the nickname Teenager. The wife of the protagonist is a linguist studying Nikolai Gogol. The protagonist's son studies at school and befriends his neighbor Boris, the son of a new Ukrainian. The protagonist writes so-called “Notes”, where he keeps track of all catastrophes, assassinations and scandals, of which he learns from the news. Thus he tries to channel his emotions, to describe his attitude to corrupt Kuchma regime and avoid slipping into complete cynicism. In parallel, the notes reflect sometimes problematic relationship of the protagonist with his wife. The notes start in ironic, pessimistic, skeptical, even mocking tone, but at the end the tone changes dramatically, as the protagonist goes through emotionally intense events of the Orange Revolution.

Казки У - References - Netflix