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Rhombus Intl has picked up the film version of Morris Panych’s play without dialog “The Overcoat” for international distribution. The 84-minute feature, based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol, airs in Canada on pubcaster CBC’s “Opening Night” series on January 10. It premiered in Los Angeles Dec. 11.

Directed by Panych, is stars Peter Anderson (“Leaving Normal,” “X-Files”) as a tormented civil servant whose life is changed when he buys and loses an overcoat.

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