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A.k.a.
The Traitor
Year
2019
Runtime
153 min.
Director
Marco Bellocchio
Genres
Crime, Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
0
Checks
382
Favs
28
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
7.3% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Francesco Leoni's avatar

    Francesco Leoni

    I found this movie great. An historical account over some of the most dramatic moments and realities in the history of Italy (related to Italian Mafia) narrated through the typical narrative style of Bellocchio's directing (which in this case I've found to be extremely Shakespearean).

    Could this use of "dispositivo cinematografico" being a little bit too apologetic of the figure of the main protagonist, an assassin, a criminal?

    Although, Tommaso Buscetta (the protagonist, that Favino plays), seems to have really been such charismatic, hedonistic and romantic figure.

    Surely a movie for civic engagement, as to be expected by Bellocchio.
    5 years ago
  2. satisfythecrave's avatar

    satisfythecrave

    This is the only film I could see at the 57th NYFF this year. Not mad about it but it's made me think about how I watch films - narrative or documentary - about real-life people. The concept of "ontological violence" - telling the story of someone else without their consent - is a recent concept to me. For me, I'm now filtering all movies through this concept.

    I enjoyed - really enjoyed - following the life of this man, the setting, the performances. However, was this film a great example of the craft of filmmaking? No. It's almost like a Wikipedia docunarrative. Considering ontological violence, this is obviously included.

    The craft of narrative filmmaking here is stale. The acting and characters and theatrics of it all is very well done.
    4 years 9 months ago
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