South Africawood

Tsotsi: The Movie

I watched a great South African movie on the weekend, Tsotsi.
“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 has a great, captivating storyline, that everyone in South Africa can relate to in some way or an other. With kwaito music  blaring in the background of most scenes, it captures the raw energy  that reflects the  troubled state of  Tsotsi’s mind. (I’d love to claim that comparison as my own, and look like some talented film critic, but i can’t, its from the Tsotsi website).
I strongly recommend every South African watch this movie. It proves to us that Charlize in Hollywood is not our only movie star. Praise must be given to our local actors and producers of South Africawood.

4 responses

  1. I came across some adverts for the movie yesterday as I was walking in the tube stations here in London, so it appears that the movie has made it to international audiences…it will be interesting to see when it comes onto our circuit over here…am dying to see it!

  2. […] I’m feeling very proud to be a South African today, and I am very confident that this award is the start of something big. We can expect a lot more great local productions in the near future, and a much bigger international audience will be watching. Related links: South Africawood Crash: A movie worth watching […]

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