7.4/10
150
4 user

The Overcoat (1959)

Shinel (original title)
Soviet film of Nikolay Gogol's classic tale.

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Nikolai Gogol),
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog. Both have unhappy marriages: Dimitri ... See full summary »

Director: Iosif Kheifits
Stars: Iya Savvina, Aleksey Batalov, Nina Alisova
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm
Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Lavrova
The Overcoat (1952)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Evgeniy Evtushenko
Stars: Denis Konstantinov, Yevgeni Platokhin, Vanessa Redgrave
Beg (1971)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov
Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Aleksey Batalov, Mikhail Ulyanov
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The film is set in St. Petersburg, Russia after the Russian revolution of 1917. Based on the eponymous book by Boris Lavrenev. Maj. General Yevgeni Pavlovich Adamov (Popov) was a lawyer in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aronov, Aleksey German
Stars: Andrei Popov, Aleksandr Anisimov, Georgiy Shtil
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Iosif Kheifits
Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Inna Makarova, Pyotr Konstantinov
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Igor Talankin
Stars: Alla Demidova, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Aleksey Batalov
Viva Maria! (1965)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton
1905 (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Timid old woman Pelageya Nilovna observes the revolutionary activities of her son Pavel Vlasov and gradually comes to realize that his cause is a great and noble one. She involves herself ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Donskoy
Stars: Vera Maretskaya, Aleksey Batalov, Tatyana Piletskaya
Den schastya (1964)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Iosif Kheifits
Stars: Tamara Syomina, Aleksey Batalov, Vladimir Ivashov
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Yuriy Tolubeev ...
Aleksandra Yozhkina ...
Petrovich's Wife (as A. Yozhkina)
Elena Ponsova ...
Landlady
Georgiy Teykh ...
Nina Urgant
Aleksandr Sokolov
Rem Lebedev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgiy Kolosov ...
(as G. Kolosov)
Nikolay Kuzmin
Mikhail Ladygin
Pyotr Lobanov ...
(as P. Lobanov)
Vladimir Maksimov
Gennadi Voropayev
Edit

Storyline

Soviet film of Nikolay Gogol's classic tale.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 February 1959 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

The Overcoat  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Shinel (1926) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
fatalism
8 November 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Shinel" is adapted from Nikolai Gogol's story about Akaki Akakievich (literally translated, that comes out as "without evil without evil-son), who always has the worst luck in the world. Stuck in a dead-end job with an abusive boss and co-workers, nothing ever works out for him. His apartment looks like something out of a Jean-Paul Sartre play.

This certainly is a good adaptation, although you may feel tempted to throw out "MST3K"-style comments at it, due to the movie's overstuffed sense of itself. I jokingly called the character an Arte Johnson lookalike, although it's only actor Rolan Bykov who looks like Arte Johnson. All in all, this is a good movie, with a real classic feeling of Russian fatalism.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?