A 1984 Soviet television miniseries directed by Mikhail Shveytser, based on Nikolai Gogol's novel. Available at http://cinema.mosfilm.ru/films/film/Mertvye-dushi/mertvie-dushi1/
Chichikov is a middle-aged middle-class gentleman. He arrives in a small town tries to charm local officials and landowners. Revealing very little about his reasons, he sets about trying to acquire dead souls.