OUR GODFATHER is an independent feature-length documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Mafia boss ever to turn against Cosa Nostra.
Buscetta not only broke the code of silence, but testified against the Mob -- becoming the “key witness” in the biggest Mafia trials ever in both Italy and the U.S.
Buscetta helped convict more than 400 Mafiosi -- while he and his family were forced to live underground, protected by the FBI and the DEA.
Buscetta became the Mob’s most wanted man — and 11 members of his family were killed.
“He was the most important, protected and endangered witness in US criminal history,"
said one DEA agent who guarded Buscetta.
“What he did was unprecedented and truly ground-breaking.”
OUR GODFATHER tells — for the first time — the Buscetta story with exclusive access to his family, now breaking their silence after 30 years in hiding. Buscetta's wife and children have never appeared on camera, and still live under aliases for fear of Mafia retribution. It took the filmmakers more than a year to track them down.
“There is still a risk," said Buscetta’s wife.
“The Mafia does not forget."
Drawing on unseen private home videos, photographs, and diaries, OUR GODFATHER tells for the first time the human drama of the Mafia's most wanted man and the inside story of the greatest blow ever dealt to the Mafia. An intimate, rare portrait of a Mob boss's family, OUR GODFATHER also reveals the extreme price they have paid for their loyalty.