Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose only desire is for a new overcoat. The town Mayor (Giulio Stival) is planning a reception for some visiting VIPs in honor of a new, wasteful piece of construction. The clerk bungles his assignment and is fired. He discoveres a bribery scheme by the architects and, to keep him quiet, he's given his job back plus a bonus. He buys his long-cherished overcoat, and it makes him so presentable he wins a new found respect from everybody. But his coat is stolen and the bitter weather causes him to contract a fever and he dies. His funeral upsets the Mayor's reception when he returns as a ghost.
Italian Language Film with English Subtitles.
Presented in Black & White.
|Studio Name:||E1 Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||01/17/2012|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||99 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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