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Tsotsi

Tsotsi, (a slang word for 'thug'), is a Johannesberg delinquent whose life has been a series of abandonments and abuse, resulting in a young man already bitterly hardened to life at the age of 19. Ruthless and violent, his life takes a sudden turn when he unexpectedly becomes the guardian of an infant child. This bleak and fiercely intimate portrait of a street thug is based on the novel by South African playwright Athol Fugard and combines its harsh subject matter with a lyrically beautiful style reminiscent of 'City of God'. Deserving winner of many international awards including Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2006.

Year: 2005
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, African & Middle Eastern, Based on..., Best of Post 2000, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), 2006
Country: UK, South Africa
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano, Zenzo Ngqobe, Zola
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7.3/10
Location in store: Foreign (Africa & Middle East)

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