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The Overcoat (1926)

A classic of early Soviet cinema, this 1926 film by the FEKS experimental film studio, directed by Grigory Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, is based on "The Overcoat", one of the most celebrated of Nikolay Gogol's Petersburg Tales. The tragicomic tale of the government clerk Akakiy Akakievich and his ill-fated overcoat unfolds on the snowy streets of Leningrad in winter, providing unique historic footage of the city in the post-Revolutionary period.

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