Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 94 mins
Set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto - where survival is the primary objective - Tsotsi traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped during a carjacking.
Tsotsi is a gritty and moving portrait of an angry young man living in a state of extreme urban deprivation. The film is a psychological thriller in which the protagonist is compelled to confront his own brutal nature and face the consequences of his actions. It puts a human face on both the victims and the perpetrators of violent crime and is ultimately a story of hope and a triumph of love over rage.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Oscars 2006
Vital, urban energy similar to City of God but with a tauter, more conventional storyline
LESLIE FELPERIN, VARIETY
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