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.
★★★★ “A strapping Mafia biopic” - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ "A brooding, absorbing portrait" - Tom Dawson, Total Film
★★★★ "Italian director Marco Bellocchio returns with one of his finest films in years” - Time Out
“Bellocchio’s most ambitious film to date” - Sight & Sound, Film of the Month