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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.

Director:

Marco Bellocchio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Taglines:

The True Story About The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

While shopping in "New Hampshire," Tommaso picks up a gallon of milk next to the cereal. The milk is not refrigerated. This is common in Europe, but in the US milk is always refrigerated, indicating that the scene was not actually filmed in the US. See more »

Quotes

Tommaso Buscetta: Mr president, twenty years ago, a judge said the mafia will end when a mafioso talks.
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Historia de un amor
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Finally a high-level Italian movie
9 June 2019 | by elgaucho91See all my reviews

From the debates in the halls of Palermo to the killings in the streets, Bellocchio delivers a very well done movie with all the characteristics to be remembered as a great mafia movie. Favino is just fabolous, great acting. A marvelous portrait of a piece of Italian history. Thank you Marco!


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Release Date:

12 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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