6/6 A civil servant's dull existence is transformed when he overhears two dogs talking.
5/6 St Petersburg's most high-minded young artist makes a pact with the devil.
4/6 Major Kovalyov's nose vanishes and reappears in St Petersburg disguised as a councillor.
3/6 Home from military service, Ivan finds his aunt's efforts to marry him off intolerable.
2/6 A humble Russian civil servant's career is stuck in a dismal rut until he buys a new coat.
1/6 In a sleepy Russian town, a careless insult changes the lives of two neighbours.