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Review of the film "Tsotsi".

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Introduction

´╗┐Tsotsi Tsotsi is set in South Africa in a township made up of slum dwellings called shacks. It is about a boy called Tsotsi who goes through a rough time. The film begins with a group of gangsters. They are violent and bad there are four main characters in the gang. Tsotsi is the main character leader and then other three characters are called Boston, Butcher and Fela. Tsotsi see?s a man in a train station and follows him to the train and they kill him for his money and then they run away leaving him dying. We later see him stealing a car from a rich family; however he does not know there is a baby inside the car. Tsotsi gets very close to the baby. Then Tsotsi follows a woman called Miriam played by Terry Pheto and forces her to breastfeed the baby, the women gets fond of the baby and ask Tsotsi if she can have the baby. The audience is left to consider, should he give the baby to the women? In the end the women tells Tsotsi to give the baby to its parents. ...read more.

Middle

He is the father of the baby stolen by Tsotsi. Rapulana is really good actor, his acting is believable especially it makes me believe that he is really John and he sometimes he uses worried and sad expression in some scene to make his character look real. The first key moment in the film that I choose is when he steals the car from the rich people and shoots the baby?s mother and takes the car but doesn?t know there is a baby there. I thought that was the best scene because it shows how Tsotsi felt when he realizes there is a baby in the car and that scene has a lot of facial expression and it makes the scene really interesting because it makes you wonder if he is going to take the baby with him or give it back to the parents. The second key moment in the film that I choose is when the Tsotsi gives the baby to its parents and gets arrested. I thought that scene was really emotional meaning Tsotsi doesn?t really want to give the baby back to the mother. ...read more.

Conclusion

I didn?t really expect it to end like it did and I thought it would end differently e.g. Tsotsi giving the baby to the parents and then getting arrested. When the film finished I thought it was really good because the way it ended was very emotional and sad Tsotsi has to give the baby to the parents and he finds it really hard to give the baby back as he has become very close to the baby and that makes the ending end good. I think the film is trying to tell us that people shouldn?t act badly just because they do not have any family. They show this by showing this group of gangsters who do not have any family and they live in a township (a slum). The film is trying to tell us about the life of poor people and the way they live, they would do anything to get money e.g. stealing from someone that is rich, breaking people?s homes etc. also the film is trying to tell people that if they did something bad in the past, they can change and become better than before. They show this by showing this boy called Tsotsi who was bad at first and then changes to someone who is good. ...read more.

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