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The Traitor

Il traditore

Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Italy, France, 2019
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

After the heroes, the traitor Buscetta. The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called “boss of the two worlds”, first mafia informant in Sicily 1980’s.

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The Traitor Directed by Marco Bellocchio
The cycles of violence and revenge, cowardice and ruthlessness in the film’s exuberant opening feels like a mob-movie parody, but it is Bellocchio’s commentary on the genre’s stranger-than-fiction conventions, challenging the audience’s now-degraded responses.
January 31, 2020
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Without entirely denying his audience the pleasures of the gangster genre — or of his own brash, baroque, sensual cinematic style — Bellocchio strips away accumulated layers of romance and mystification, producing a vivid, complicated portrait that is also a political parable.
January 29, 2020
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More than anything else, and despite its focus on a small fry rather than a don, The Traitor suggests what Gotti might have looked like in assured—or maybe even just competent—hands.
January 28, 2020
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