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Dante's Inferno (1911)

L'Inferno (original title)
Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

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Dante Alighieri (poem)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Salvatore Papa Salvatore Papa ... Dante Alighieri
Arturo Pirovano Arturo Pirovano ... Virgilio
Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro ... Farinata degli Uberti / Pier delle Vigne / Il conte Ugolino
Pier Delle Vigne Pier Delle Vigne ... Il conte Ugolino
Augusto Milla Augusto Milla ... Lucifer
Attilio Motta Attilio Motta
Emilise Beretta Emilise Beretta
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Storyline

The poet Dante is lost in a dark and gloomy wood. At the summit of a mountain he sees the light of salvation. He endeavors to ascend to it, but his way is barred by three wild beasts, symbolizing Avarice, Pride and Lust. Beatrice sees his predicament and descends from Paradise into Limbo, where she asks the poet Virgil to rescue and guide Dante. Virgil knows another way to go, but this leads straight through the entire Inferno, before it continues towards Paradise. Virgil leads Dante to the portals of Inferno. Charon ferries them over the river Acheron, and then they start their journey downwards through the different circles of Inferno. Dante meets all kind of sinners and sees the never-ending punishments they have to undergo. The various punishments are adjusted to the different transgressions. Among the sinners Dante recognizes many persons he has met in Florence, when they were still alive. They tell him their sad stories and why they have ended here. At last Dante and Virgil ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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The first adaptation of Dante Alighieri's Devine Comedy. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Dante is chased by the dog and encounters Virgil. The thin wire lead which is being used to control the dog is visible at the left of the scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dante's Inferno (1935) See more »

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At little more than an hour, L'Inferno is monumental in the scope of history.
22 January 2019 | by ofpsmithSee all my reviews

L'Inferno was the first feature film released in Italy, beginning that country's long career of storied cinema. An adaptation of the famous Inferno by Dante Alighieri, L'Inferno is not a horror film in the traditional sense. The images of Hell are appropriately disturbing, as are it's inhabitants. The scenes of death and torture are shocking for the time. And to top it all off the old footage (now 108 years old) only adds to the creepy atmosphere. Anyone interested in old horror movies has to see this one.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

None | Italian

Release Date:

July 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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