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Mothusi Magano Mothusi Magano
Zenzo Ngqobe Zenzo Ngqobe
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Rapulana Seiphemo Rapulana Seiphemo
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11 years, 7 months ago at Nov 7 19:23
I spent the first half of the movie trying to figure out if the lead character was a girl or guy. But once I got around that issue, the story on the surface did little if anything for me. It was the underlying meaning of Tsotsi's internal struggle that I took away from this one.

A disappointing movie

8 years, 5 months ago at Jan 16 12:01
I remember it very well, back in 2006, this movie managed to win the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and, like many others, I was really surprised. Indeed, back then, it was expected that ‘Paradise Now’ (which was indeed pretty amazing) would win but it was eventually snubbed. So, with this in mind, I was quite eager to check the damned thing and I had some really ... read more

Great Lead Performance

5 years, 6 months ago at Dec 7 21:31
Compelling and startling, "Tsotsi" chronicles a young thug in Johannesburg's surprising redemption. The somewhat quick development of the violent main character strains credulity, but the storytelling is so earnest (and the acting is so convincing) that it should suck in even the most hard-hearted cynic.

"Tsotsi," whose name simply means 'thug,' is a man without hope, without lo... read more
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Description: An Academy award winning film about a gritty young gang leader named Tsotsi who lives on the dangerous and crime-ridden streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. This deeply affecting film traces six days in Tsotsi’s life in which he ends up caring for a baby he accidentally kidnaps during a carjacking. With the baby’s welfare at stake, Tsotsi is compelled to confront his own brutal nature and face the consequences of his actions if he ever wishes to find redemption in his life. “We do not choose our beginning. We do not choose our end. But in the moments between we choose who we are.” ... (more)
Release date: 31 March 2006
Tags: Drama (10), Kidnapping (7), Gangster (6), South Africa (6), Crime (6), Compassion (5), 2000s (5), Redemption (5), Baby (4), Friendship (4), BMW (4), Murder (4), Beggar (4), Africa (3), Wheelchair (3), Blood Spatter (3), 2005 (3), Criminal (3), Blood (3), Stabbing (3)
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