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Botticelli Inferno (2016)

Botticelli - Inferno (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 November 2016 (Germany)
The Renaissance master Botticelli spent over a decade painting and drawing hell as the poet Dante described it. The film takes us on a journey through hell with fascinating and exciting insights into Botticelli's art and its hidden story.

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Ralph Loop

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Ralph Loop

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Joe Grossi
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The Renaissance master Botticelli spent over a decade painting and drawing hell as the poet Dante described it. The film takes us on a journey through hell with fascinating and exciting insights into Botticelli's art and its hidden story.

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Geheimnisse eines mysteriösen Meisterwerks (German) See more »

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Official site (German)

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Germany | Italy

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German

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3 November 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Botticelli Inferno See more »

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Vatican City See more »

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$23,793
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The film was shot in summer 2016 and produced in 4K. See more »

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Really good documentary!!
9 May 2017 | by mail-51462See all my reviews

I am usually not a fan of art documentaries, however this movie came as a pleasant surprise! For me: the benchmark of how this kind of films should be like!

Many different correspondents appear throughout the film, each with a different take on how to fill the gaps in time. For me it was the diversity of the experts opinions, that showed me how little we still know about the Illustrations. However, each of the correspondents shown seem to be experts in their own field and put together, they give you a really good idea about the history of the Dante Illustrations!

I didn't know that much about the topic, but at the end of the film you have seen a pretty broad, but detailed picture of Botticelli's Inferno and his life. And does not feel like just a lot of information stuffed in to a format. I really liked the storytelling as well!

The illustrations themselves are displayed in such a good way, that this movie equals a trip to the museum and you probably see even more details here. The film takes you on kind of a journey, following the illustrations throughout time and Europe, creating a really nice atmosphere (props to the director!!).

I also liked the sequences when they asked random people in the street, how they would interpret Dante's Inferno from a toady's standpoint. Gives the movie a nice twist.

What I think they did really well is giving good context! The director managed to give you an idea of how Botticelli might have felt like at certain points in his life and during the process of creating. He does it by looking at the inconsistency in Botticeli's work and giving specific evidence. It seems pretty good researched!

I found it impressive to get such a good insight of the Vatican and the pictures of the Italien cities and landscapes alone, make the movie worth watching!


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