This South African movie is attracting attention at film festivals overseas, and is SA's entry to the 2006 Oscars. Set in the townships outside Johannesburg, the eponymous Tsotsi is a street thug from a damaged family. One day, after offing a woman while hijacking her car, he discovers her baby on the back seat. He is touched by the baby and takes it, forcing another young woman to breastfeed the infant. As his humanity slowly returns, he decides to return the baby to its family. This plays out in an unexpected way. In Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans, with English subtitles.
96 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Violence)
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Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, Percy Matsemela, Jeffrey Mofokeng, Benny Moshe, Nambitha Mpumlwana
|Screenplay||Gavin Hood, from the novel by Athol Fugard|
|Music||Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian, Vusi Mahlasela|
|Produced by||IDC, Moviworld, UK Film & TV Production Company PLC|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Frequent and strong and contextual|
|Violence||Frequent, strong and contextual|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof||15|
|Cape TimesRafiek Mammon||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||16|
|The StarJanine Walker||18|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Jamie Woolie||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|Average .. 75%||15|
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