The plot of the film in 2015, the English writer Jeremy Wilson is seeking a meeting with President Nazarbayev to write his biography. However, the planned interview turns into a journey of a journalist and the head of state on the history of the young independent state. The journalist becomes a witness and participant of events that recalls Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Snezhkin and he wrote the screenplay, as the basis for using memories of President Nazarbayev and the book about it. The shooting took place in Kazakhstan in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Involved more than 70 sites, including the Kremlin, the Moscow hotel “national”, the Palace of culture of miners in Karaganda, where they filmed key scenes of the miners rebellion of 1989, the wheat field in Astrakhan district of Akmola region, where they filmed the working visit of Mikhail Gorbachev in the Tselinograd oblast.
The images of historical figures such as Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, US presidents – George Bush, bill Clinton, the king of Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, embodied on the screen the Russian and foreign actors: Igor Ugolnikov, Sergey Garmash, Aleksey Guskov, Hugh Fraser and others.
“The film is in fact very difficult, – considers, in turn, the Minister of culture of Kazakhstan arystanbek Mukhamediuly. – And I can say as a citizen, thanks to him, you begin to look at the history of our country differently. Like 25 years – a small period, but this period was so enormous developments concerning not only the formation of our country, but also the balance of power in the world. Thanks to the skill Snezhkin just three hours we were able to show the history of this time. It is necessary, first of all, for our young people”.