Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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The Bespoke Overcoat
Feature Film, UK 1955, Schwarzweiß, 37 min., eOF
Diagonale 2017

Director: Jack Clayton
Script: Wolf Mankowitz nach der Novelle „Der Mantel“ von Nikolai Gogol
Cast: mit Alfie Bass, David Kossoff
Camera: Wolf Suschitzky
Producers: Jack Clayton


A magical essay of Jewish despair: Fender, an old clerk in a cold warehouse, wants one of the warm sheepskin coats stacked around him. His boss refuses; Fender asks Morry, a tailor, to make him a coat, but Fender is fired and dies of cold before it is finished. His ghost returns.

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