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.

Film Info

1 min 58 sec Duration
  • 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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