Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope

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Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope
Dante's Inferno- Abandon All Hope.jpg
Directed by Boris Acosta
Produced by Boris Acosta
Based on Inferno
by Dante Alighieri
Starring Vittorio Matteucci
Vincent Spano
Armand Mastroianni
Jenn Gotzon
Lalo Cibelli
Nia Peeples
Diane Salinger
Martin Kove
Jsu Garcia
Stella Stevens
Narrated by Jeff Conaway
Music by Aldo De Tata
Edited by Angelo Acosta
Distributed by Dante's Inferno Documentary, LLC
Release date
  • January 14, 2010 (2010-01-14)
Running time
40 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope is a 2010 black and white film produced and directed by Boris Acosta. The story is based on the first part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy - Inferno.


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 lithograph illustrations and some excerpts of the 1911 feature film "L'Inferno".


  • Dino Di Durante - Introduced by
  • Vittorio Matteucci - Dante
  • Lalo Cibelli - Virgil
  • Jenn Gotzon - Beatrice
  • Gianmario Pagano - Charon, The Ferryman
  • Jeff Conaway - Circles Introduction
  • Zan Calabretta - 2nd Circle, The Lustful
  • Amy Lucas - 3rd Cirble, The Gluttons
  • Diane Salinger - The Furies
  • Vanna Bonta - 6th and 7th Circles
  • Vincent Spano - 7th Circle, The Murderers
  • Jsu Garcia - 7th Circle, The Blasphemers
  • Leslie Garza - 8th Circle, The Hypocrites
  • Stella Stevens - 8th Circle, The Thieves
  • Paul Lynch (director) - 8th Circle, The Falsifiers
  • Martin Kove - 8th Circle, The Sowers of Discord
  • Armand Mastroianni - 9th Circle, The Traitors
  • Nia Peeples - Exit into Purgatory


  • An early version of this film was introduced as a work-in-progress at the Market of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008

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