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Films 2015 - South Africa - Tsotsi


Director: Gavin Hood, 2005

Language: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
94 minutes – UK / South Africa

Based on a story by Athol Fugard

Set in Johannesburg slum, the film tells the story of Tsotsi, a young street thug who steals a car only to discover a baby in the back seat. It is an adaptation of the novel Tsotsi, by Athol Fugard. The soundtrack features Kwaito music performed by popular South African artist Zola and a score by Mark Kilian and Paul Hepker featuring the voice of South African protest singer/poet Vusi Mahlasela.

This film won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006.