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Tsotsi (2005) - Movie Details

Suspense Drama Crime
94 min.
Release Date
February 24, 2006 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
July 18, 2006 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
94 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and some strong violent content

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 car-jacking.

"Tsotsi" is a gritty and moving portrait of an angry young man living in a state of extreme urban deprivation. His world pumps with the raw energy of "Kwaito music" - the modern beat of... Full synopsis »

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The first Miramax release since the Weinsteins left the company, "Tsotsi" followed greatly in their footsteps, winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. A South African film about a thug who becomes something better, "Tsotsi" deserves every chocolate ounce of that golden statue. Full movie review »

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