The Overcoat

Rated NR 73 minutes 1959

In this adaptation of a Nikolai Gogol short story, Akaki Akakiyevich (Rolan Bykov) labors at a mundane civil service job, lusting after a new overcoat to help him put a stop to his neighbors' constant mocking. When his superiors give him a bonus, he buys the coat of his dreams, fashioned by the drunken tailor, Petrovich (Yuri Tolubeyev). His social status is instantly elevated. But then his beloved coat is stolen, and he goes on a search for redemption and revenge.

Film Credits

Director: Alexei Batalov

Cast: Rolan Bykov, Yuri Tolubeyev, A. Ezkina, Elena Ponsova, T. Teykh, N. Urgant, Alexandr Sokolov, V. Maksimov, R. Lebedev, P. Lobanov, G. Kolosov, M. Ladygin, G. Voropayev and N. Kuzmin

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