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THE TRAITOR

Marco Bellocchio | Italy, France, Germany, Brazil | 2019 | 145 min.
O.V in Italian and Portuguese subtitled in English and Spanish
EL traidor

Marco Bellocchio has been one of us for more than fifty years. From one of our trusted filmmakers,  (who gets it right again) comes The Traitor, the (true) story of Tomasso Buscetta, the man who managed to put the whole Sicilian la cosa nostra in jail. In 1980, the mafioso Buscetta lives in exile in Brazil facing his back on the bloody war between capos that rage in Palermo. When his children become the victims, he decides to collaborate with Judge Falcone as a protected witness. And although in everyone's eyes he is "the traitor", for him it is the others who have betrayed the code of honour of la cosa nostra.