The State-Mafia Pact (La trattativa)


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Release Year:2014
Runtime:104 min.
Production Country:Italy
Original Language:Italian
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Sabina Guzzanti
Enzo Lombardo
Ninni Bruschetta
Filippo Luna
Franz Cantalupo
Claudio Castrogiovanni
Director:Sabina Guzzanti
Produced by:Valerio De Paolis
Sabina Guzzanti
Screenwriter:Sabina Guzzanti
Cinematography:Daniele Ciprì
Editing By:Luca Benedetti
Matteo Spigariol
Music By:Nicola Piovani


Covert deals between mafia heads and politicians, a series of bombings that paralyze an entire country, assassinations of brave public voices speaking out against the corruption: it sounds like the makings of a Hollywood crime drama. But in fact, this is Italy’s recent history as recounted in the latest fearless documentary from director and former TCFF Board Member Sabina Guzzanti (“Viva Zapatero!” TCFF 2006). Revealing secret negotiations between government officials and the Cosa Nostra with the aid of her troupe of performers, Guzzanti’s unapologetic perspective and biting satire on contemporary political controversy moves between archival footage and reenactments of important moments in the history of State and Mafia relations.