This electrifying, highly adrenalised drama of a teenage township thug teetering on the edge of redemption exploded onto the scene at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival, took the audience award there and in Toronto, and is now the winner of the foreign-language Oscar. Orphaned by AIDS, utterly desensitised to violence, Tsotsi (the charismatic Presley Chweneyagae) has become a cruel predator, running on instinct and reflex. But one night a particular killing - and its aftermath, a bitter dispute with his friends in a bar - seems to stir something in him, the memory of a life before this one...
1hr 35mins long
M Contains violence & offensive language