The Traitor

  • Der Verräter (Working title)
All titles (5)
Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Biopic, Drama, History | Brazil, France, Germany, Italy

Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

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.
(Festival de Cannes)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Pierfrancesco FavinoTommaso Buscetta [L]
Maria Fernanda CandidoCristina [L]
Fabrizio FerracanePippo Calò [L]
Fausto Russo AlesiGiovanni Falcone [L]
Luigi Lo CascioTotuccio Contorno [L]
Rosario PalazzoloGiovanni De Gennaro [SR]
Jacopo GarfagnoliGiulio [BP]
Filippo ParisiGiovanni [BP]
EnsemblePhilipp Sebastian

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantBoris Dillen
Assistant production accountantKristina Diesendorf
2nd ADAgnes Karolski
Director of photographyVladan Radovic
1st assistant cameraMartin RudolphB-Cam/ Germany
1st assistant cameraDaniel FoeldesB-Cam | 2 days
2nd assistant cameraKaja Styczynska
Video assist/playback operatorMarco Müller [2]10 DT Deutschland
Still photographerWolfgang EnnenbachNRW
Costume designerDaria Calvelli
WardrobeAnne Jacobi
Additional wardrobeSerena Matlas
DirectorMarco Bellocchio
1st AD (local system)Alberto Mangiante
2nd AD crowd (local system)Agnes Karolski
Script supervisorAnna Belluccio
Extras coordinatorJenny Villier3 DT Deutschland, historisch 90er
EditorFrancesca Calvelli
Key/dolly gripMalte KneibGermany
Grip assistantRobin Ritter
GafferDennis KrombachDoP: Vladan Radovic, Gaffer Germany
Best boyMartin Wysmyk
Lighting technician / electricianManuel Dietsche
Lighting technician / electricianYann Hinterthan
Lighting technician / electricianAnand Puthupparambil
Additional electricianJan Peltzer
Lighting assistantSimon Lütkehaus
Additional make up artistNoreen Seeger
Additional make up artistSilvie Weinrowsky
Additional make up artistNadine Eckstein
ComposerNicola Piovani
ProducerBeppe Caschetto
ProducerCaio Gullane
ProducerSimone Gattoni
ProducerAlexandra Henochsberg
ProducerMichael Weber [4]
ProducerFabiano Gullane
ProducerViola Fügen
Assistant-/ junior-producerCécile Tollu-Polonowski
Production designerJutta FreyerGermany, prod.des. Andrea Castorina
Production designerAndrea Castorina
Art directorJutta FreyerGermany
Assistant art directorDirk Hollmann
Set decoratorUli Tegetmeier
Prop buyerGiulia Severini
Prop masterDagmar Wiggenhauser
Standby propsSandra MünchenbachDeutschland 10DT
Set dresserBarbara Hartwich
Set dresserMikael RiouNRW
Set dresserSimon Empt
Property assistantNicky Sproten
Assistent stand by propmanGina Bojahr
Location scoutRüdiger JordanNRW
Location scoutNicola Di Terlizzi
Graphic artistGiulia Severini
Property driverJan Grothaus
Property driverSebastian Becker [3]Vorbereitung
Line producerAttilio Moro
Production managerSebastian FröhlichDeutschland Dreh
Assistant production managerHei Yang Lau
Unit managerJan BeekGermany
Location managerSaskia Römmelt
Set manager/ floor managerKai HülsmannD
Assistant set/floor managerElisa Kaldewei
Assistant set/floor managerLukas Schneider
Set runnerHannah Lueg-Althoff
Set runnerNele Eckert-Hetzel
Production driverIke Udogwu
Production driverDominik LeursDeutschland
Production driverMarcel Dörnen
Production driverSilvio Heß
Production driverCarsten Baum
ScreenwriterValia Santella
ScreenwriterFrancesco Piccolo
ScreenwriterLudovica Rampoldi
ScreenwriterMarco Bellocchio
Co-writerFrancesco La Licata
Child supervisorEllen TreuerMedienpädagogische Fachkraft

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
01 Distribution [it]Italy
Ad Vitam [fr]France
Pandora Film Medien GmbH [de]Germany
The Match Factory GmbH [de]International Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
GripMaier Bros. GmbH
Extras/Bit PlayerProducer’s Friend GmbH [de]NRW
Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production ServicesBPS Sicherheit GmbHTag & Nachtwachen, Technikwachen, Umsetzter und Helfer
Production ServicesHermann Koenen Party- und Catering-Servicein Deutschland
Production ServicesJOLA-RentBasis Komplett
Production Servicesplan-b-servicesdiv. Reinigungen
DecorationGRAFIKWERKGrafik / Druck
DecorationHOLZUNDGUT Raumkonzepte GmbHSet Waffenabteilung
Locations and StudiosJOLA-RentGreen Studio und BAU
PropsMonitoranimationMonitore 90er Jahre
Vehicles and aircraftsUlrich Karis SpielfahrzeugeSpielfahrzeug + Setbetreuung
Sound (Postproduction)Torus GmbHMix Malte Zurbonsen

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Pierfrancesco Favino2019Nominated
Marco Bellocchio2019Nominated
Marco Bellocchio2019Nominated
Marco Bellocchio2019Nominated
Ludovica Rampoldi2019Nominated
Valia Santella2019Nominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020USAPalm Springs International Film FestivalFocus on Italy
2019South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalSektion: Icons
2019FranceFestival de CannesSélection officielle - Compétition
2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Masters

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13/08/2020
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 30/10/2019
PremiereThursday, 23/05/2019Festival de Cannes [fr]
Theatre releaseItalyThursday, 23/05/2019