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Tsotsi is a South African film set between the shantytowns and high-class suburbs of Johannesburg. Produced in 2005, based in part on the novel Tsotsi by Athos Fugard, it went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006. Its main character, David (Tsotsi) has run away from his home where his abusive father and the encroaching death of his terminally ill mother have made his life seemingly unbearable. He leads the life of a gang member, i.e., a tsotsi, - a thug, or rogue in South African vernacular, stealing and terrorizing the Johannesburg suburbs at night while eking out a meagre existence in the squalid shacks on the outskirts of the city.

The film follows six dramatic days in the life of David which climaxes when he steals a car at gun point only to later find a 3-month old baby in the back seat. In the film, Tsotsi or David, the main character makes difficult decisions about life and its meaning.

Tsotsi is an Crime, Drama movie that was released in 2005 and has a run time of 1 hr 34 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 70.

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| 2005 | 1 hr 34 min | 7.2/10 | 70/100
Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano
The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, The National Film and Video Foundation of SA, Moviworld, Tsotsi Films
Gavin Hood
Produced By
Peter Fudakowski