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The Overcoat (1981)

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Akikiy Akakievitch, a clerk scorned by his colleagues, tries to find an overcoat. He succeeds, but after a night out with his fellow office workers, he is attacked and his new coat is ... See full summary »

Director:

Yuri Norstein

Writers:

Nikolay Gogol (story) (as Nikolai Gogol), Lyudmila Petrushevskaya (script) | 1 more credit »
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Akikiy Akakievitch, a clerk scorned by his colleagues, tries to find an overcoat. He succeeds, but after a night out with his fellow office workers, he is attacked and his new coat is stolen. He falls ill with fever. After his death, an apparition haunts the city, forcing the rich and poor alike to give him their overcoats.

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After 37 years, as of 2018, The Overcoat (1981) holds the record the the longest time ever taken to make a feature film. The movie is still yet to be completed. See more »

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Version of The Bespoke Overcoat (1954) See more »

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1981 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Le manteau See more »

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