Archive of films The Traitor / Il traditore
Italy / France / Germany / Brazil
2019, 145 min
Among the Sicilian Mafia, collaborating with the law amounts to treason, which is punishable by death and the eradication of the traitor’s entire family. And yet in 1986, Cosa Nostra member Tommaso Buscetta became a key witness in a grand Mafia trial.
In 1986 Cosa Nostra wiseguy Tommaso Buscetta became a key witness in Italy’s first great Mafia trial, prosecuted by organized crime fighter Giovanni Falcone. Despite the possibility that his entire family might be killed (snitching was treason to the Mafia), prosecutor Falcone made the imprisoned Buscetta an offer he didn’t refuse. In his latest work, award-winning Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio focuses on the story of the first pentito, who helped bring 300 Mafia leaders to justice while uncovering ties to political circles. More than just a biopic, Bellocchio’s film recently represented Italy in competition at Cannes.
About the director
Marco Bellocchio (b. 1939, Bobbio, Italy). Selected filmography: Fist in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca, 1965), Slap the Monster on Page One (Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina, 1972), Victory March (Marcia trionfale, 1976), Henry IV (Enrico IV, 1984), Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, notte!, 2003), Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni, 2016), The Traitor (Il traditore, 2019)
About the film
|Screenplay:||Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella, Francesco Picollo|
|Dir. of Photography:||Vladan Radovich|
|Art Director:||Andrea Castorina|
|Production:||IBC Movie, Kavac Film, Rai Cinema, Gullane, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Production|
|Cast:||Pierfrancesco Favino, Fausto Russo Alesi, Maria Fernanda Candido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Nicola Calí|
|Sales:||The Match Factory|