Tsotsi


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).
Crime, Drama.

Showtimes

Hollywood here I come...
Hollywood here I come...

Credits

Cast
Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, Percy Matsemela, Jeffrey Mofokeng, Benny Moshe, Nambitha Mpumlwana
Director
Gavin Hood
ScreenplayGavin Hood, from the novel by Athol Fugard
MusicPaul Hepker, Mark Kilian, Vusi Mahlasela
CinematographyLance Gewer
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2005
Produced byIDC, Moviworld, UK Film & TV Production Company PLC

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent and strong and contextual
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, strong and contextual
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
15
Cape Times
Rafiek Mammon
15
iAfrica.com
Karen Whitty
18
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
16
Sowetan
Tanya Farber
15
The Star
Janine Walker
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Jamie Woolie
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
5
ScreenIt
14
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
1107 Netizens
15

Average .. 75%

15




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