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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

The story of Sicilian Mafia informant Tommaso Buscetta is compellingly told in “Our Godfather,” directed by Mark Franchetti and Andrew Meier, that recently received its world premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival.

Relating the story of Buscetta, the highest-ranking Sicilian Mafia figure ever to break the code of silence known as omertà, with the gripping tension and fast pacing of a first-rate thriller, “Our Godfather” will prove fascinating for anyone interested in organized crime.  And as the films with a title similar to this one demonstrated several decades ago, those numbers are large.

Buscetta’s story is also being dramatized in Marco Bellocchio’s upcoming film “The Traitor,” which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.

It’s the small, resonant details that make “Our Godfather” more than simply a true-crime tale but also a moving portrait of a man who was both a stone-cold killer and a tragic figure who never got over his guilt for what his criminal lifestyle had done to his family.  It’s Shakespearean tragedy, mafioso style.

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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