Africa at the Oscars
Tsotsi (Gavin Hood,2005)
You know there’s something oh so sweet about a hardcore gangsta kid being charmed by a baby he discovers right after he commits a violent act. Tsotsi resides with a group of homeless children after turning away from his abusive father.The toll in coming to terms that his mother’s perishing further compels him to lash out violently. Him discovering the baby almost used in context as a metaphor of the possibilities of life being peaceful.The film won the academy award in 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film and nominated for a Golden Globe as well.
Reasons to watch
- Emotionally gripping, decent performances and well written.You may enjoy this especially if you appreciated the film City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002).
- The soundtrack (really good) is tastefully edited into the film also stands out.