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This film is a narrative journey from Dante's own hand, through the worst of the afterlife, Inferno. It is a chronological descent to the deepest of Hell, circle by circle to the exit into Purgatory. It features most of Gustave Dore's illustrations and excerpts of the 1911 feature film "L'Inferno".

The whole film is in black and white, which matches Dore's illustrations as well as the excerpts from L'Inferno.

This film is offered for free online to educational institutions worldwide that teach 'The Divine Comedy'.

UCLA Italian Department was the first educational institution to adopt this film as a guide for students learning The Divine Comedy.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Conaway Jeff Conaway - Narrator (voice)
Vittorio Matteucci Vittorio Matteucci - Speaker: Dante
Jenn Gotzon Chandler Jenn Gotzon Chandler - Speaker: Beatrice / Messenger of God (as Jenn Gotzon)
Lalo Cibelli Lalo Cibelli - Speaker: Virgil / Limbo
Gianmario Pagano Gianmario Pagano - Speaker: Charon - The Ferryman
Zan Calabretta Zan Calabretta - Speaker: 2nd Circle - The Lustful
Amy Lucas Amy Lucas - Speaker: 3rd Circle - The Gluttons
Joyce Alexson Joyce Alexson - Speaker: 5th Circle - The Wrathful
Diane Salinger Diane Salinger - Speaker: The Furies
Vanna Bonta Vanna Bonta - Speaker: 6th & 7th Circles
Vincent Spano Vincent Spano - Speaker: 7th Circles - The Murderers
Jsu Garcia Jsu Garcia - Speaker: 7th Circle - The Blasphemers
Leslie Garza Leslie Garza - Speaker: 8th Circle - The Hypocrites
Riccardo Pratesi Riccardo Pratesi - 8th Circle - The Barrators (voice)
Heather Downey Heather Downey - Speaker: 8th Circle - The Thieves
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