The Coat

Grigori Kosinzew Leonid Trauberg, Russia, 1926

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Duration

78 Min.

Language

OV Russian

Subtitles

german, french

Video Quality

720p

Available in

Worldwide

Summary

A minor clerk, Bashmachkin, replaces his threadbare overcoat with one made from the finest materials he can afford. Then one evening ruffians beat him up and steal his cherished new garment. The actors’ highly stylized gestures border on modern dance, and Bashmachkin’s world, especially as he begins to lose his grasp on reality, is powerfully rendered with looming shadows, oblique camera angles and eccentric architecture.

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