Official Selection out of Competition | 145 min | 2019


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About the Film


Set in the early 1980s—as the war between the godfathers of the Sicilian mafia peaked—The Traitor tells the story of Tommaso Buscetta, a member of the Cosa Nostra who fled his country to hide in Brazil. While the Buscetta family members get murdered one by one back in Italy, Tommaso gets arrested and extradited by Brazilian officials. This twist of events drives him to make a decision that would alter the narrative of the mafia: to meet Judge Falcone, and betray the oath of silence.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 145 min
Language Italian, Portuguese with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Italy, France, Germany, Brazil

Film Credits

Director Marco Bellocchio
Screenplay Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella, Francesco Piccolo
Cinematography Vladan Radovic
Music Nicola Piovani
Editing Francesca Calvelli
Producer Beppe Caschetto
Production Company IBC Movie, Kavac Film with Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Production, Gullane Entretenimento
Sound Design
Sound Gaetano Carito, Adriano Di Lorenzo
Cast Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Candido, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabrizio Ferracane

Film Contacts

Directed by: Marco Bellocchio