Copro Berlin Eng
20 October 2017

The Traitor

original title:

IL TRADITORE

directed by:

set design:

Roberto Giusini

country:

Italy/Brazil/Germany/France

year:

2017

format:

colour

status:

In pre-production (02/10/2017)

“The Traitor” is a biopic of Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Mafia boss to turn informant on the Cosa Rostra in what Bellocchio regards as a an act of heroic betrayal.
Buscetta’s testimony led to the first big trial against organized crime and the conviction of hundreds of Mafia members.
Buschetta, who had a Brazilian wife, was living in Brazil when two of his sons and brothers were killed by the Corleonesi mob, which encourages him, when extradited to Italy, to collaborate with Italian prosecutors, becoming Cosa Nostra’s first high-ranking informer.
(Source: Variety.com)