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Run time: 1h 34min | Crime, Drama | Released: December 23, 2005 (South Africa)


A South African hoodlum named Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae) lives by a code of violence, and he and his gang of thugs prowl the streets of Johannesburg day and night, attacking those who fail to give them what they want. After casually shooting a woman and stealing her car, he discovers her baby in the back seat. Instead of harming the mewling infant, he takes it home and cares for it. 

Director: Gavin Hood

Writer(s): Gavin Hood (screenplay) Athol Fugard (novel)

Starring: Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto

Estimated budget:

$3 million

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Widest Release:

122 Theaters

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