Synopsis: In Johannesburg, a small time criminal, Tsotsi, is a teenager without feelings, hardened by his tough life. After a series of violent gang hits, Tsotsi hijacks a car. However, whilst driving, Tsotsi finds that there is a baby on the back seat. He brings the baby to his house in the slum. The next six days bring about a change in him that couldn't be foreseen.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Gavin Hood
Production: Miramax
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

I like to feel the sun on the street.

Even with these hands... I can still feel the heat.

Pick up your money.

Enjoy your tea.

What do you want?

Leave it down! Leave it down, damn it!

Sit... Sit... Sit!

- Please don't hurt my baby. - I won't. Put him down.

- In the bag... - What?

Look in the bag.

Hey, look in the bag!

Feed him.

I'm not leaving if you don't feed him... Feed him!

Did you make this?

Why is it rusted?

I was sad.

And this?

- Were you happy? - Yes


Now you got something, right? Can you do anything?

Yes, this will help.

Find him... and tell him...

If he has hurt my baby in any way...

I will kill him with my own hands.

He's done.

Put him back.

Where is his mother?

He's mine.

Put him back.

Can I wash him first?

There you go little guy...

Do you want me to wash you? You do, don't you?

If you tell anyone, I'll kill you.

Come on brother!

- Seven! - Three and five is eight you moron.

Eight is close! Lend me 50 Fela.

You're rich... What's 50 bucks to you?

for you losers at the end of the day.

- Win then. - F*ck you.

Who does this look like.

Tsotsi, right?

- What does it say? - Says he shot a woman...

...stole her car with her child

inside... what kind of a man is he?

No, it's not Tsotsi.

It's not Tsotsi. He can't drive.

Fela, remember you tried to teach him?

He drove your 320 right onto a

bus, in front of the police station...

- Remember? It's not Tsotsi. - Yes I

remember! Don't be angry Soekie.

You know what? You should all be working for me.

Cut the crap. You too teacher boy.

Or are you gonna take the beating

and go crawling back like a woman?

Tsotsi didn't go to school. He doesn't know of decency.

What about you Fela? Do you know decency?

Hey man, don't start with your fucking big words.

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Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also directed the films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ender's Game and Eye in the Sky. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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