Marco Bellocchio

The Traitor

Il traditore

Italy, France, Germany, Brazil 2019
In Italian, Sicilian, Portuguese & English, with English subtitles
150 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Screenplay: Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Candido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi, Nicola Calì
Production: Beppe Caschetto, Simone Gattoni, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Michel Merkt, Alexandra Henochsberg, Fabiano Gullane & Caio Gullane / IBC Movie, Kavac Film, Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Production, Gullane Entretenimento
Print Source: Sony Pictures Classics


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.

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