Legendary Italian director, Marco Bellochio’s newest film,THE TRAITOR, comes to digital and DVD on May 12th. The film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi, and Luigi Lo Cascio.
In the early 1980’s, an all-out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra, and talk.
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Screenplay By: Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella and Francesco Piccolo
Director of Photography: Vladan Radovic
Production Companies: IBC Movie, Kavac Film with Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Production, Gullane Entretenimento
Coproduced by: Caio Gullane and Fabiano Gullane, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber and Michel Merkt, Alexandra Henochsberg and Gregory Gajos
Executive Producer: Simone Gattoni
Produced by: Beppe Caschetto
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi, Luigi Lo Cascio
Run Time: 145 minutes
Rating: Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and brief graphic nudity