Our Godfather


Hart House Theatre Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:00 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 10:00 AM
TIFF Lightbox 2 Sat, May 4, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Crime & Justice
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mark Franchetti
Andrew Meier
Producer(s):Mark Franchetti
Andrew Meier
Editor(s):David Charap
Writer(s):Mark Franchetti
Andrew Meier
David Charap
Cinematography:Lars Skree
Composer:Simon Elms
Colin Smith
Sound:Joel Hernandez
Vasily Amochkin


"Once a Mafioso, always a Mafioso. When you are initiated, it is forever." Following the cold-blooded murder of 11 family members—including his own son—Tommaso Buscetta, otherwise known as Don Masino, turned state's evidence. His testimony led to the conviction of over 400 Mafiosi in Italy and the United States, and he became the first Mafia boss to ever turn his back on Cosa Nostra. With this unprecedented move, Buscetta instantly became the most important and endangered witness in US criminal history. In witness protection, he's reduced to a narrow domestic life of birthdays and backyard barbecues, a life that for Buscetta is without action or purpose. Breaking silence after 30 years, Our Godfather combines never-before-seen home videos, emotional interviews from Buscetta's wife and surviving children, and sensational courtroom footage that delivers an insider's view into the heinous and unforgiving world of organized crime. Ravi Srinivasan

Content notice: Film contains some graphic imagery.

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