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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 overview:
Salvatore Papa Salvatore Papa ... Dante Alighieri
Arturo Pirovano Arturo Pirovano ... Virgilio
Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro ... Farinata degli Uberti
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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

July 1911 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dante's Inferno See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Milano Film,SAFFI-Comerio See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The depictions of the nine circles visually were done in accordance to Gustave Doré's engravings and paintings portraying Dante and Virgil's journey through hell in the Divine Comedy Volume Inferno. See more »

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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 »

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Edited into Bastard Pink (2016) See more »

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A Must-See View of the Poem of Dante Alighieri with the Music of Tangerine Dream
16 October 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The poet Dante Alighieri (Salvatore Papa) awakes lost in a dark and gloomy wood, and sees the light of salvation at the top of a mountain. He endeavors to ascend to it, but his way is barred by three wild beasts, symbolizing Avarice, Pride and Lust. His muse Beatrice sees his difficulty from Paradise and descends into Limbo and asks the poet Virgil to rescue and guide Dante.

Virgil guides Dante through the circles of Inferno to reach salvation in Paradise. During his journey, Dante meets poets and different sinners being punished by their transgressions.

"L'Inferno" is a must-see view of the poem of Dante Alighieri with the music of Tangerine Dream. One century later, the visual concept of Limbo and Inferno of Gustavo Doré used by directors Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan and Giuseppe de Liguoro is still impressive, giving the sensation of pictures in movement at an exhibition, specially considering that the cinema technology was in its beginning.

The original film was first screened in Naples in the Teatro Mercadante on 10 March 1911. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Inferno"


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