Il Cappotto [DVD] [1952]

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Flavio de Bernardinis (Professor of film and film criticism at the University La Sapienza of Rome)
  • Interview with Angelo Pasquini (screenwriter and director)
  • Cut scenes
  • Full illustrated booklet contaning critical analysis


Il Cappotto
The classic Nicolas Gogal fable The Overcoat is given a European flavor by Italian filmmaker Alberto Lattuada; some consider the film to be Lattuada's best "psychological study." Comedian Renato Rascel plays a nebbishy nobody who spends his life-savings on a fancy overcoat. Suddenly, the nobody becomes a somebody, proving beyond doubt that clothes make the man. And then one day, the overcoat is stolen...Fleshing out the short-but-bittersweet Gogol original are several colorful new characters, including a publicity-hungry small-town mayor, played by Giulio Stival. The background music was composed by director Lattuada's wife Felice. American prints of Il Cappato are missing a so-called "naughty" telephone exchange between the mayor and his silken mistress. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Renato Rascel
    Renato Rascel - Carmine de Carmine
  • Yvonne Sanson
    Yvonne Sanson - Caterina
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    Giulio Cali - Tailor
  • Antonella Lualdi
    Antonella Lualdi
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