Acclaimed Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (FISTS IN THE POCKET), now 80, tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra.
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. And as the ties of clan loyalty are strained and torn, he’s 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 vow he made to the Cosa Nostra in the so-called “Maxi trial,” a chaotic spectacle in which hundreds of mafiosi are tried simultaneously in a fortified courtroom within a Palermo prison.
Italy/Germany/France/Brazil/ 2019/ dir by Marco Bellochio/ In Italian w/subtitles/ 2hr 25 mins