Biography/Crime/Drama – 2020 – Italy – 145 Minutes – Sony Pictures Classics – In Italian with English Subtitles – Rated R
THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. 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.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Starring Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi
The Traitor is big, bold, confident film-making. – The Guardian
One of the most revealing portraits of the Cosa Nostra on film. – Hollywood Reporter