Boy Called Twist

Boy Called Twist A mother dies in childbirth in the middle of nowhere. Fearing blame, the locals bury her in an unmarked grave and drop the baby at a rural orphanage. So begins the incredible life story of a boy called Twist.

A feature screenplay by director Tim Greene, Twist is a contemporary telling of Dicken's classic novel Oliver Twist — the harrowing tale of a street kid's search for love, idenitity, roots and for family. Growing up in the dusty wastes of the Swartland, sold from orphanage into child labour on the vineyards, and later to a rural undertaker, Twist finally takes his fate into his own hands and escapes to Cape Town.

The film introduces a host of fascinating, visceral characters and takes the audience on a ride through the underbelly of Cape Town street life. Simultaneously vicious and touching it is a portrait of a child who has never known anything but brutality and indifference, and who finally finds the warmth of unconditional love.

13 No persons under 13 (Language, Violence)
111 minutes

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CastPeter Butler, Bill Curry, Goliath Davids, Kim Engelbrecht, Lesley Fong, Bart Fouche, Jarrid Geduld, Ndyebo Mgaga, Terry Norton, Tertius Swannepoel
DirectorTim Greene
Formats DVD
SA DistributorSter-Kinekor

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