Damned By Despair

Obsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of prayerful penance. When his faith wavers, the ever-watchful Devil seizes the moment to convince him that he shares the fate of one Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster destined for damnation. Swearing vengeance, Paulo lashes out against God and assembles a band of rival outlaws.



And yet, even as their villainous crimes escalate, the possibility of redemption hovers over the two men, perhaps within reach.



This fast-paced adventure story embraces bandits and beautiful women between glimpses of heaven and hell. The subversive and at times riotous exploration of faith and the transformative power of love races across the Italian landscape, relishing the unpredictability of fate, an extraordinary array of characters and their very real dilemmas.



Damned by Despair, written in 1635 by the great Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina, is brought to vivid life in Frank McGuinness' new version.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016
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by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016
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