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Tsotsi, 2005

Tsotsi
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Athol Fugard
Language:  Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Country:  UK, South Africa
Runtime:  94 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Tsotsi can be described as bleak, captivating, and sincere. The plot revolves around life in an urban ghetto, being down on your luck, and redemption. The main genres are drama, foreign, and crime. In approach, Tsotsi is serious and realistic. It is located in South Africa. It takes place in contemporary times. The soundtrack of Tsotsi is hip hop. It is based on a book. The movie has received attention for being an Oscar winner and critically acclaimed. Note that Tsotsi involves profanity and violent content.

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Based on South African playwright Athol Fugard's only novel, Tsotsi is a thrilling, provocative look... more

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Language: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Country: UK, South Africa
Release date: 16 March 2006
Runtime: 94 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Foreign Language Film at the 2005 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

Presley Chweneyagae Presley Chweneyagae As David / Tsotsi
Mothusi Magano Mothusi Magano As Boston
Kenneth Nkosi Kenneth Nkosi As Aap
Zenzo Ngqobe Zenzo Ngqobe As Butcher
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TV Guide
Powerful crime drama does more than just expose the criminal underbelly of South African township life.
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by: Ken Fox
Washington Post
As Tsotsi, Chweneyagae turns his face into a living battle mask -- curved, molded and sandpapered into smooth ruthlessness. But as the story unfolds, Tsotsi's mask begins to crack, and his humanity begins to flow through.
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what a beautiful and touching film. a mother loses her baby son, a young street criminal is taking him, and all of a sudden has to show responsibility for someone else for the first time in his life. another thing that makes this film so worth...
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