The Traitor

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta, the so-called „boss of the two worlds,“ the first mafia informant in Sicily in the 1980s.

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France, Italy 2019
  • Czech
152 min.
  • This film is available until 17. 10. 2027 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

The 1980s in Italy. The Sicilian Mafia clans fight fiercely among themselves for power. The government can't cope with the situation until the first traitor appears. Tommaso Buscetta will do the unthinkable. He breaks his oath, describes the practices of the largest mafia organisation, the Cosa Nostra, and helps Judge Falcone put hundreds of its members behind bars. But soon, he's on the verge of exacting revenge.

The gripping and true-to-life story of the man who changed the world of the Mafia forever, presented by legendary director Marco Bellocchio in the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for four European Film Awards, the film was part of the 54th European Film Awards. KVIFF.

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Director: Marco Bellocchio
Screenplay: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Music: Nicola Piovani
Sound: Gaetano Carito, Adriano Di Lorenzo, Francesco Tumminello
Editing: Francesca Calvelli
Production Design: Andrea Castorina
Producer: Beppe Caschetto, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber
Co-production: Michel Merkt, Alexandra Henochsberg,
Costumes: Daria Calvelli
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi, Luigi Lo Cascio, Bruno Cariello, Nicola Calì, Giovanni Calcagno, Vincenzo Pirrotta, Bebo Storti

Golden Globes, Italy

2019 – Marco Bellocchio (Best Director)

Golden Globes, Italy

2019 – Nicola Piovani (Best Original Score)

  • This film is available until 17. 10. 2027 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.