Boy Called Twist


A South African version of Dickens' classic, ''Oliver Twist''. After his mother dies in childbirth, a Coloured boy is left at an orphanage. When older, he is sent to work at a vineyard, but runs away to Cape Town. There, he falls in with a gang of thieves, before being adopted by an elderly man, who lost his own daughter.

113 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Peter Butler, Bill Curry, Goliath Davids, Kim Engelbrecht, Lesley Fong, Bart Fouche, Jarrid Geduld, Ndyebo Mgaga, Terry Norton, Tertius Swannepoel
Director
Tim Greene
ScreenplayTim Greene
MusicMurray Anderson
CinematographyMike Downie
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2004
Produced byMonkey Films, Twisted Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityImplied but isolated
SexStrongly implied but infrequent
ViolenceRealistic and intense in context
PrejudiceMild and contextual
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsRealistic drama about socio-political landscape of children in poverty in South Africa. The violence is also verbal, psychological, physical, etc.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
10
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
5
Cape Times
Rafiek Mammon
15
iAfrica.com
Jocelyn Newmarch
20
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Star
Tanya Farber
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10

What the People say

Internet
8 Netizens
16

Average .. 66%

13




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