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The Traitor

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Original title
Il traditore
Running time
145 min.
Italy Italy
Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella , Ludovica Rampoldi , Francesco Piccolo
Nicola Piovani
Vladan Radovic
Co-production Italy-France-Brazil-Germany;
IBC Movie, Kavac Film, RAI Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Gullane Pictures, Match Factory Productions, Arte
Drama | Based On A True Story. Mafia. 1980s. 1990s
Synopsis / Plot
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.
2019: 6 David di Donatello Awards: including Best Film & Director. 18 Nom.
2019: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2019: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Film, Director, Screenplay & Actor
2019: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2019: Sevilla Film Festival: Best Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino)
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