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THE TRAITOR

by Marco Bellocchio

synopsis

In the early 1980’s, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home in Italy, scores are being settled, and Buscetta’s allies are killed off one after another. Arrested and then extradited by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change the entire story of the Mafia: He decides to meet with Judge Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra.

international title: The Traitor
original title: Il Traditore
country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Bellocchio
film run: 151'
release date: IT 23/05/2019, CH 12/09/2019, PT 24/10/2019, FR 30/10/2019, ES 6/12/2019
screenplay: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi
cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Candido, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi, Bebo Storti, Alessio Praticò, Marco Gambino, Goffredo Maria Bruno, Federica Butera, Aurora Peres
cinematography by: Vladan Radovic
film editing: Francesca Calvelli
art director: Andrea Castorina
costumes designer: Daria Calvelli
music: Nicola Piovani
producer: Beppe Caschetto, Simone Gattoni, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Alexandra Henochsberg, Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane
production: IBC Movie, Kavac Films, RAI Cinema, Ad Vitam Productions, Match Factory Productions, Gullane (BR)
distributor: 01 Distribution, Filmcoopi, Alambique, Ad Vitam, Vértigo Films
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