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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Presley Chweneyagae
Mothusi Magano
Terry Pheto
Makoe
Benny Moshe
Directors
Gavin Hood
Screenwriters
Gavin Hood
Running Time
94 minutes

Tsotsi
Oscar winning film from South Africa.


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Tsotsi

Plot
Tsotsi (Chweneyagae) is an emotionally frozen street hoodlum punching and kicking his way round Soweto’s shanty towns. When a carjacking goes wrong and he finds himself lumbered with the baby of a wealthy couple, the child begins to thaw his damaged soul — bringing confusion, trouble, and the possibility of some kind of redemption…


Verdict
With lively pacing, superb performances and a candid yet forgiving heart, Hood has created an inverse fairy tale that is never less than absorbing.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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