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The Traitor

In The Traitor, director Marco Bellocchio (Vincere, Victory March) reconstructs the life of Tommaso Buscetta, Sicily’s first Mafia informant.

Poster for the true story of a Sicilian informer, The TraitorIn the 1980s, Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino) relocates to Brazil from Palermo to escape the interfaction Cosa Nostra wars, leaving behind his older offspring and ex-wife, to start a new life with his current paramour and young kids. His ‘retirement’, however, is soon interrupted, as, back home, Mafia hitmen are systematically killing his friends and family, and his two eldest sons go missing. Buscetta returns, strikes up a deal with Judge Giovanni Falcone (Fausto Russo Alesi), and becomes a notorious traitor or saviour, depending on your point of view.

The inter-mob rivalries, murders and betrayals are fascinating, and the re-enactment of the Maxi Trial, the most famous prosecution of the Sicilian Mafia, with the accused in cages heckling witnesses, is a cinematic marvel. In a career that has been vibrant and vital for six decades, Marco Bellocchio has created another masterful achievement. He takes the shine and glamour off of mob life. The Traitor is a brilliant, revealing and enlightening piece of filmmaking, riveting in every way.

– Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

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