Tsotsi (2006) Trailer
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 the ghetto that reflects his troubled state of mind.
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.
Tsotsi literally means 'thug' or 'gangster' in the street language of South Africa's townships and ghettos. 'Kwaito' is South Africa's answer to American Hip Hop.
- Posted: October 21, 2007
- Director: Gavin Hood
- Writer: Gavin Hood
- Studio: Miramax Films
- Release: February 24, 2006
- Cast: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Kenneth Nkosi
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