Aleksey Batalov

Aleksey Batalov – Shinel AKA The Overcoat (1959)


Adapted from a story by Nikolai Gogol, Rolan Bykov plays Akakiy Akakiyevich, a civil servant whose purchase of a new overcoat results in a more active social calendar. On the way home from a party, his coat is stolen, and Akakiy dies of hypothermia; shortly thereafter, his ghost returns to Earth to steal the coats of St. Petersburg’s most influential citizens.
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