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The Traitor (2019)

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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.


Marco Bellocchio
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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


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


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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Did You Know?


In the scene where Buscetta is playing with his new AR-15 at his home, you can hear Tim McCarver announcing a baseball game and references Eric Davis who played for Cincinnatti Reds. However, the scene is during Christmas time and baseball is not played that time of year. See more »


On the plane taking Buscetta to Rome, a screen shows the planned flight, Rio to Rome, "Miles to destination 8014 mph" and "Time to destination 9 h 10 min." Distance from Rio to Rome is about 9000 kilometers, (not 'miles per hour',) and travel time, even corrected for the reduced distance, is about 15 hours. While the Concorde did fly to Rio, the interior shot of the plane shows 3 rows of 2 seats, Concorde had only 2 rows of 2 seats, and the Concorde would have made the flight in 4 or 5 hours. See more »


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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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

12 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Palermo, Italy See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,240, 2 February 2020

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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