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If The Godfather captured the life of a mob family on a romantic, almost mythic, scale, then Our Godfather, a captivating documentary thriller, captures the harsh reality of life in the modern Mafia—and how hard it is to escape it. A gripping account of the life of Tommaso Buscetta, otherwise known as Don Masino, the first Mafia boss to ever turn his back on the Cosa Nostra, the film reveals how this ruthless Don-turned-state's witness secured the conviction of over 400 Mafiosi to become the most important and endangered witness in US criminal history. Combining never-before-seen home videos, emotional interviews from Buscetta's family and sensational courtroom footage, Our Godfather is an unforgettable study of life on the run—and a vivid reminder of the lesson learned by the Corleones in Coppola's gangster saga: "Once a Mafioso, always a Mafioso."

Promotional Partner: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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The Movie You Can’t Refuse: The Godfather at 50: To mark the 50th anniversary of the film’s release, Hot Docs is presenting this specially curated series exploring the enduring mystique and influence of this pop-cultural juggernaut.

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Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Mark Franchetti
    • Andrew Meier

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