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THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980's, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra.

  • Director: Marco Bellocchio
  • Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany
  • Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 02:25:00
  • imdb Score: 7.1/10 (4,292 votes)
  • Language: Italian, Sicilian, Portuguese, English
  • Rating: R
  • Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi, Maria Fernanda Cândido
"Bellocchio’s approach to the story is at once coolly objective — the movie is part biopic, part courtroom procedural — and almost feverishly intense. He has a historian’s analytical detachment, a novelist’s compassion for his characters and a citizen’s outrage at the cruelty and corruption that have festered in his country for so long."
A.O. Scott - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"You might call these scenes highly theatrical for the way the gangsters dramatize themselves and fabulate, but they're actually about the dangerous moment when someone insists that playacting come to an end."
Stuart Klawans - THE NATION

"[D]irector Marco Bellocchio enriches the on-screen bloodshed with richly detailed performances and an unpredictable energy that lifts the period crime drama above a mere gangster flick. "
Pat Padua - WASHINGTON POST

"We're asked to enter into sympathy with people we find morally horrendous, and perhaps to see in them a reflection on our own moral blind spots. [Pierfrancesco] Favino is so quietly commanding that he makes this happen."
M.V. Moorhead - PHOENIX MAGAZINE

AWARDS

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2019
Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Score, Actor and Supporting Actor

Seville European Film Festival 2019
Best Actor

Int'l Cinephile Society Awards 2019
Grand Prix

Golden Globes, Italy 2019
Best Director and Score

FESTIVALS

Cannes Film Festival 2019

Munich Int'l Film Festival 2019

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019

Int'l Film Festival Cinematik 20196

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2019

Hamptons Int'l Film Festival 2019

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2019

Mar del Plata Film Festival 2019

Two Riversides Film and Art Festival 2019

New Horizons Film Festival 2019

New York Film Festival 2019

Carthage Film Festival 2019

and more...