Master Films Productions presents "Inferno Dantesco Animato", a film by Dino Di Durante, the first film in history to not only be narrated (recited) in primitive Italian but also in Dante Alighieri's own poetic words. Dante (Riccardo Pratesi) goes on a journey through the first part of the afterlife, Inferno. Virgil (Vittorio Matteucci) receives a mission from Beatrice (Silvia Colloca, voice - Lucia Checchi, model) to guide Dante through every circle of Hell until they escape into Purgatory. Also featuring, in order of appearance, Franco Nero (introduction to Circles), Veronica De Laurentiis (Furies), Arnoldo Foa (Ulysses), Marco Bonini (Guido da Montefeltro)
Fact - The Divine Comedy is the greatest Christian story ever written after The Gospel.
Fact - The Divine Comedy was endorsed by The Vatican several centuries ago.
Fact - Dante Alighieri fathered the Italian language through The Divine Comedy
Fact - Over 120 versions of The Divine Comedy in English alone
Fact - The Divine Comedy has been translated into more than 34 languages
Fact - The Divine Comedy is the most read book after The Bible
Fact: Dante Alighieri was exiled from Florence, Italy in 1302 and pardoned in 2008 after the initiative of Boris Acosta, producer and director of this film and other films based on The Divine Comedy masterpiece.
The Divine Comedy Influence in the Arts:
Milla Jovovich's debut album "The Divine Comedy" in 1994
Motion Pictures based on Dante’s Inferno:
Se7en - starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman
What Dreams May Come starring Robin Williams
Hannibal starring Anthony Hopkins
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Proceeds from all sales will be in given part to charity to publish the poem and freely distribute it around the world to promote the study of The Divine Comedy. Books will be sent directly from the printing houses to libraries, Dante Alighieri foundations and educational institutions for direct distribution to students.
"Inferno Dantesco Animato" will be freely available online to students worldwide, starting with UCLA Italian Department in 2012. All educational institutions worldwide are welcome to request free access to this film.