Tsotsi (2005)

In this world... Redemption comes just once.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2005-12-23
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 295 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: Afrikaans
  • Production Company: Movieworld Productions
  • Production Country: South Africa, United Kingdom
  • Director: Gavin Hood
star 6.9/10
From 295 Ratings


The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just stolen. He decides that it his responsibility to take care of the baby and in the process learns that maybe the gangster life isn’t the best way.

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  • Presley Chweneyagae

    as Tsotsi
  • Jerry Mofokeng

    as Morris
  • Terry Pheto

    as Miriam
  • Zenzo Ngqobe

    as Butcher
  • Zola

    as Fela
  • Rapulana Seiphemo

    as John Dube
  • Nambitha Mpumlwana

    as Pumla Dube
  • Percy Matsemela

    as Sergeant Zuma
  • Thembi Nyandeni

    as Soekie
  • Owen Sejake

    as Gumboot Dlamini
  • Israel Makoe

    as Tsotsi's father
  • Sindi Khambule

    as Tsotsi's Mother
  • Benny Moshe

    as Young Tsotsi
  • Mothusi Magano

    as Boston
  • Kenneth Nkosi

    as Aap
  • Ian Roberts

    as Captain Smit
Production Moonyeenn Lee Casting
Writing Athol Fugard Novel
Directing Gavin Hood Director
Writing Gavin Hood Writer
Production Peter Fudakowski Producer
Sound Paul Hepker Original Music Composer
Sound Mark Kilian Original Music Composer
Camera Lance Gewer Director of Photography
Editing Megan Gill Editor
Art Emilia Roux Production Design
Art Mark Walker Art Direction
Art Nhlanhla Bhengu Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Nadia Kruger Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Pierre Vienings Costume Design