In the 1980’s, a war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses. Tommaso Buscetta flees to hide out in Brazil, watching from afar as his his family is killed. Arrested and extradited to Italy, Buscetta decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to to the Cosa Nostra.
For decades, Marco Bellocchio has looked at Italy’s past to craft vivid and personal considerations of national identity. Fueled by a stunning performance from Pierfrancesco Favino, the director interrogates the effects of organized crime and the Mafia genre itself in this thrilling real-life saga.
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Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
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Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
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