Realizing that he cannot properly care for the baby on his own, Tsotsi spots Miriam (Terry Pheto), with a young child strapped to her back, collecting water from a public tap. Awards Circuit Community Awards 2005. "Tsotsi," a film of deep emotional power, considers a young killer whose cold eyes show no emotion, who kills unthinkingly, and who is transformed by the helplessness of a baby. After getting involved in a murder committed by Butcher during a mugging, Tsotsi and Boston get into a fight which leaves Boston badly injured. Tsotsi is a 2005 crime drama film written and directed by Gavin Hood and produced by Peter Fudakowski. 78th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (2006) 3. Tsotsi shoots and kills Butcher with his pistol. The critical consensus states "Chweneyagae's powerful performance carries this simple yet searing tale of a shantytown prostitute redemption. We know life happens, so if something comes up, you can return or exchange your tickets up until the posted showtime. when you purchase 3 participating Suave products 9/1-10/31 at Walmart or Walmart.com. Directed by Gavin Hood. Tsotsi hastily strips the car of its valuables and takes the baby back to his shack. , Roger Ebert gave the film a four out of four star rating and stated in his review " How strange, a movie where a bad man becomes better, instead of the other way around. Two unused endings were shot for the film, which can be seen on the Tsotsi DVD. Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film Gavin Hood. Since his mother is dying of a terminal disease, David (Benny Moshe) runs away from an abusive father and lives with other homeless children in a series of large concrete construction pipes. , This article is about the film Tsotsi. When Tsotsi takes the child to Miriam a second time, she asks him to leave the boy with her so that she can care for him on Tsotsi's behalf, and Tsotsi agrees. It went on to win the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, becoming the first South African film and first African film not made in the French language to win the former. Awards. With Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Matseke-Zulu, Terry Pheto. When Tsotsi goes back to Miriam's house she reveals that she knows where he got the baby, and begs him to return the child to his parents. User Ratings Tied with C.R.A.Z.Y. " The film also has a score of 70 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 35 critics indicating "generally favorable reviews". FAQ He didn't mean to kidnap the baby, but now that he has it, it looks at him with trust and need, and he is powerless before eyes more demanding than his own. Boston, who is called Teacher Boy by his friends, explains that he never took the teachers' examination. Meanwhile, an officer stationed at the house alerts Captain Smit (Ian Roberts), who rushes to the scene, arriving just as Tsotsi is about to walk away.  In 2009, it was unofficially remade in Tamil language as Yogi.. Camerimage 2005. ", Tsotsi won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006 and also won an Oscar for best picture. In a panic, Butcher attempts to kill John with John's pistol that he found. Golden Horn for his role in The River at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) Presley Chweneyagae Marriage. It also features Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Jerry Mofokeng and Rapulana Seiphemo in supporting roles.. Pumla survives the attack and works with a police artist to create a composite sketch of Tsotsi's face, which is then run in the newspapers. AFI Fest 2005. A few years later, David, who now goes by the name Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae), is the leader of a gang which includes his friends Butcher (Zenzo Ngqobe), Aap (Kenneth Nkosi) and Boston (Mothusi Magano). [...] How the story develops is for you to discover. In one, Tsotsi is shot in the shoulder, and while the officers are shocked at what happened, he escapes through a large field back to the Alexandra slums after avoiding another shot from the chief police officer. Set in the Alexandra slum in Johannesburg, South Africa, it stars Presley Chweneyagae as David/Tsotsi (Tsotsitaal name for "criminal"), a young street thug who steals a car only to discover a baby in the back seat.