25th Cascade Festival of African Films


Directed by Gavin Hood

South Africa, 2005 , 94 min.

Sunday Retrospective Series

CFAF’s Top 10 African Films

Powerful, violent, and thought-provoking, Tsotsi is set in a Johannesburg township and follows a group of criminals led by a young man known only as “Tsotsi,” street slang for thug or hoodlum. When Tsotsi finds himself the guardian of a baby whose mother he has shot, long-repressed human feelings threaten to surface and compromise his position. Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. In Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans with English subtitles.

Rated R for violence.

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