About

The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just stolen. He decides that it his responsibility to take care of the baby and in the process learns that maybe the gangster life isn’t the best way.

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Directed by

Gavin Hood

Written by

Athol Fugard (Novel)
Gavin Hood (Writer)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

South Africa

Language

Afrikaans

Tagline

In this world... Redemption comes just once.

Cast

Keywords

murder love police friends gang fight baby criminal slum leader hijack johannesburg south africa

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year