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The Nose (Russian: Нос) is a 1977 Soviet TV drama film, directed by Rolan Bykov based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol.[2]

The Nose
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Written byRolan Bykov
Directed byRolan Bykov[1]
StarringRolan Bykov
Zinaida Slavina
Iya Savvina
Zinaida Sharko
Elena Sanayeva
Boryslav Brondukov
Music byNikolaï Sidelnikov
Country of originSoviet Union
Original language(s)Russian
CinematographyAnatoly Mukasei
Editor(s)N. Kokoreva
G. Vladimirskaya
T. Pakhomycheva
Running time96 min
Production company(s)Studio Ekran
Original release
  • 1977 (1977)


The action takes place in St. Petersburg in the first half of the 19th century as well. The barber Ivan Yakovlevich, breakfast, found in a loaf of freshly baked bread someone's nose. If you try to get rid of the strange discoveries he was detained by police.

With the collegiate assessor Kovalev occurred unpleasant story. One fine morning he found his nose. Moreover, this important part of his face had healed their lives.[3]



The script of the film is close to the story of Gogol. Small differences are in the individual replicas of characters and minor details. So, for example, the story mentions only that Kovalev wrote a letter to Podtochina, and the text of the letter is given. The film also shows Subtotal and her daughter at the time they receive and read the letter.

In the final, the film and the story completely diverge. In the story Kovalev, having found his nose in the same place, continues to live a normal life. In the film Kovalev gets back his nose, a new rank, marries and dies from an overabundance of feelings. Near the grave of Kovalev (in the film) is the grave of Ivan Aleksandrovich Khlestakov, the main hero of Gogol The Government Inspector.


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