The Traitor

Il traditore

Greek Premiere

In the early 1980s, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home in Italy, scores are being settled, and Buscetta’s allies are killed off one after another. Arrested and then extradited by the Brazilian police, Buscetta is driven to a decision that will change the course of modern Italian history. He arranges a meeting with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betrays his pledge to the Cosa Nostra. He has become a traitor…

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Direction: Marco Bellocchio
Script: Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella, Francesco Piccolo
Cinematography: Vladan Radović
Editing: Francesca Calvelli
Music: Nicola Piovani
Actors: Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Nicola Calì, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi
Production: IBC Movie, Kavac Film with Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Production, Gullane Entretenimento
Producers: Beppe Caschetto, Viola Fügen, Simone Gattoni, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Alexandra Henochsberg, Michael Weber
Co-producers: Michel Merkt, Olivier Père
Art Direction: Andrea Castorin
Costumes: Daria Calvelli
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 152΄
Distribution in Greece: Seven Films, sevenfilms@sevenfilms.gr
Contact: The Match Factory, info@matchfactory.de
Awards/Distinctions: Best Director, Best Original Score – Golden Globes, Italy 2019, Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Score – Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2019

Marco Bellocchio

In the early 1980s, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home in Italy, scores are being settled, and Buscetta’s allies are killed off one after another. Arrested and then extradited by the Brazilian police, Buscetta is driven to a decision that will change the course of modern Italian history. He arranges a meeting with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betrays his pledge to the Cosa Nostra. He has become a traitor…

Filmography

1961 La colpa e la pena (short)
1971 Nel nome del padre | In the Name of the Father
1977 Il gabbiano
1980 Salto nel vuoto | A Leap in the Dark
1991 La condanna | The Conviction
2003 Buongiorno, notte | Good Morning, Night
2012 Bella addormentata | Dormant Beauty
2016 Fai bei sogni | Sweet Dreams
2019 Il traditore | The Traitor