Italiano Parola del mondo


"Italiano, parola del mondo" tells in a funny and brilliant way the History of Italian language.

Three great Italian writers and thinkers, who played a big role in this history - Dante Alighieri, Pietro Bembo and Alessandro Manzoni - tell the story talking in their Florentine (Dante), Venetian (Bembo) and Milanese (Manzoni) native languages. 

Linguists, academics and journalists enrich the video by commenting on the story.

(1994, 35'. Director: Corrado Farina; written by: Corrado Farina, Ignazio Baldelli and Gian Luigi Beccaria; starring: Pietro Biondi, Mattia Sbragia, Fabio Sartor).

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