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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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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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The True Story About The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia

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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

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 »

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 »

Quotes

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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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:

$8,780,535
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1.85 : 1
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