Director Alberto Lattuada's sardonic, contemporary take on the Gogol short story follows a hapless small-town functionary (Renato Rascel) whose inadvertent discovery of city hall corruption gains him the new topcoat he has long desired. He soon finds, though, that the respect and status his new garb brings is fleeting at best. Giulio Stival, Yvonne Sanson, Ettore Mattia co-star. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; deleted scenes. In Italian with English subtitles.