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Tied together by the moon by Anne-Katrin Titze

Marco Bellocchio with Pierfrancesco Favino on The Traitor (Il Traditore): “The whole world is really tied together by the moon.”

Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor (Il Traditore), co-written with Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo, and Francesco La Licata, shot by Vladan Radovic is a film of breathtaking beauty with costumes by Daria Calvelli. Pierfrancesco Favino gives a career-defining performance in his portrayal of real-life Mafia boss Tommaso Buscetta.

Judge Falcone (Fausto Russo Alesi) with Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino)

There is nothing alluring about the lifestyle of his family, when Marco Bellocchio takes it on, because the director never lets us forget the threat of violence, lurking around every corner, in every scene. A count-up warns of assassinations to come and music soothes and heightens, in a way only Bellocchio knows how to combine.

Buscetta, after his extradition from exile in Brazil in the Eighties, and the murderous rampage by rivalling factions of.

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