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The Traitor (2019)

Il traditore (original title)
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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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Marco Bellocchio
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Pierfrancesco Favino ... Tommaso Buscetta
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Totuccio Contorno
Fausto Russo Alesi ... Giovanni Falcone
Maria Fernanda Cândido ... Maria Cristina de Almeida Guimarães
Fabrizio Ferracane ... Pippo Calò
Nicola Calì Nicola Calì ... Totò Riina
Giovanni Calcagno Giovanni Calcagno ... Tano Badalamenti
Bruno Cariello ... Alfonso Giordano
Bebo Storti Bebo Storti ... Franco Coppi
Vincenzo Pirrotta Vincenzo Pirrotta ... Luciano Liggio
Goffredo Maria Bruno Goffredo Maria Bruno ... Stefano Bontate (as Goffredo Bruno)
Gabriele Cicirello Gabriele Cicirello ... Benedetto Buscetta
Paride Cicirello Paride Cicirello ... Antonio Buscetta
Elia Schilton Elia Schilton ... Giornalista TV
Alessio Praticò Alessio Praticò ... Scarpuzzedda
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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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The True Story About The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Giovanni Montinaro, son of Judge Giovanni Falcone's chief of security, strongly opposed the film, criticizing the choice of releasing it on the anniversary of the murder of his father and of the others involved in the attack. He let it go when Pierfrancesco Favino told him that the date was chosen by the production precisely as a way to pay homage to Falcone, his wife and his security detail, killed that day in 1992. See more »

Goofs

In a scene set in Tampa Florida in a very brief shot of a room there is a TV set. The set has those thick black bands around the edge of the screen. This was something only European branded PAL and SECAM sets ever had it was never on an NTSC TV and tended not to be on Japanese PAL/SECAM branded sets either. See more »

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Luciano Liggio: I need to look,because looking is important, a gaze can beat you up, it can even kill. As Michel butor said The gaze is the expression of reality.I need to look into the eyes of those I'm being judged by.
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Written and Performed by Nils Frahm
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An historical film about the mafia penitent Tommaso Buscetta
5 June 2019 | by stefanopertileSee all my reviews

This film covers more or less 30 years of italian (not only) history, and tells the story of the mafia penitent Tommaso Buscetta, who accepted to collaborate with the judge Giovanni Falcone. The plot is accurate to what really happened and doesn't leave much to the director. Great acting by Pierfrancesco Favino playing Buscetta.


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Italy | France | Germany | Brazil

Release Date:

12 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Traitor See more »

Filming Locations:

Palermo, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,240, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$296,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,851,632
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1.85 : 1
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