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.
- Stars:Presley Chweneyagae, Terry Pheto, Kenneth Nkosi, Mothusi Magano, Zenzo Ngqobe, Zola, Rapulana Seiphemo, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Nonthuthu Sibisi, Ntuthuko Sibisi, Jerry Mofokeng, Ian Roberts, Percy Matsemela, Thembi Nyandeni, Owen Sejake,
- Country:UK, South Africa
- Director:Gavin Hood,
- Writer:Gavin Hood, Athol Fugard (novel)
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Tsotsi torrent reviews
(au) wrote: The beginning of the end of the end of the beginning of GB's story is a picturesque holiday. The movie feels like a set of paintings drawn on a long canvas that rolls in front of us. Refreshing color schemes, scintillating music and deft picturing made this an intense yet light-hearted narration.
(ag) wrote: An incredible biographical movie about a seven-year-old Japanese girl called Oshin that is set in the Meiji period (1907). The life journey of a little kid who went through the family difficulties. It was, actually a movie adaptation of the popular 80s television series. Not only the Japan, but it rocked all the neighbor countries and became one of the most watched program. Knowing by reading about the series created more interest in me than this movie that I saw. Hope some day gonna get an opportunity to see it. A young girl Oshin is forced to drop out school to help her family's financial situation. Her contribution is that she's sent to a rich house as a live-in servant. She has to work hard in order to feed her family. It is not a smooth job as she had no experience before. Sooner, the problem arises that put her job and family in peril. How she works out on the issue and learns to blend in thinking only the outcome, not individually by herself is what the whole movie speaks about.''Wars are won by killing people.That's not great.'' Here is the movie for 'tearjerkers'. It was a sentimental movie that uncovers the crisis of a poor family. The responsibility is always shared equally whether you are in your early age or too old in a family that suffers from food and income shortage. We won't get out to the streets to learn about below poverty level people so this movie is a good lesson to study. The people who liked 'The Pursuit of Happyness' will definitely like this movie as well. The story takes place 100 years ago and in the unknown cultural territory. So cultural wise it is a new dimension to observe and struggle wise it is same everywhere in the world. The kid acted so awesomely. I also heard that her mother was used to be the character Oshin in television series. So great to hear that she did a role in this movie. All in all it is a very good family drama to spend our 2 hour valuable time for it. Must go for it by tearjers and children movie fans.
(kr) wrote: 82%tomato lol?????bad movie
(nl) wrote: Though not as completely engrossing as Elephant, Paranoid Park is a minor, but still incisive film.
(au) wrote: Aly and AJ did a very good job actually. But I wouldn't say they should do more movies.
(au) wrote: Good story but pretty slow. Still <3 Paul Rudd.
(ca) wrote: [i]After Innocence[/i] is a documentary featuring seven men who were convicted of crimes they didn't commit, languished in jail cells for up to 23 years, and were eventually exonerated. Most of them were cleared based on the results of DNA tests which weren't yet available at the time of their trials, but in one case, the real killer eventually confessed. Lest you think that this sort of thing only happens to poor, uneducated black men, half of these guys are white, and all of them are articulate. One used to be a cop. Another was a sergeant in the army. In most cases, they just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One was wearing the same color sweatshirt as the real rapist. Another had the same long blonde hair. All of the guys figured that their arrest was just one great big mistake and that their innocence would become apparent in their trial. All of them figured wrong. There seem to be three main points the filmmaker is trying to make here. One is that the death penalty should be abolished because it leaves no recourse in the case of wrongful convictions. True enough, but I think this argument misses the point. The death penalty should be abolished because it's barbaric. Isn't that enough? The second point is that our criminal justice system is messed up. The film implies that the men featured in this movie are just the tip of the iceberg but it doesn't address any sort of specifics as to exactly what is being done wrong or what we should do to correct it. At least a couple of these guys were wrongly identified by the crime victims in police lineups. I've read about proposed police lineup reforms to help reduce the chance of misidentification, such as presenting suspects sequentially rather than all at once, but this subject isn't even mentioned here. The last point is that when wrongly accused victims are finally released from prison, there's usually no compensation whatsoever for the time they spent behind bars. They receive no counseling or job assistance like they would if they'd been released on parole. Their records aren't even automatically expunged. So once they finish celebrating, they often have a hard time adjusting to life back in the real world. All of the guys in the movie are incredibly good sports considering what happened to them. In several cases, they went to jail in their early 20s and weren't released until they were in their early 40s. But despite having spent almost half of their lives behind bars, they all claim to be over their anger and trying to move on. One guy named Ronald Cotton spent eleven years in jail based on the testimony of a young college student who was raped at knifepoint. The victim stared at her attacker's face, attempting to memorize it. The next day, she described it to one of those police artists who make composite sketches that look like everyone and no one at the same time. Someone saw the sketch in the paper and thought he recognized the guy. (I can think of no greater insult than to be told that you look like a police sketch.) Cotton was brought in and the victim picked him out of a lineup, probably because he looked more like the mutant sketch creature than any of the other guys. Eventually, DNA testing was invented and, voila, eleven years later, Cotton was freed. The crazy thing is, Cotton not only forgave his accuser; now they're pals! They meet and hug and make speeches together about the danger of convicting solely on eyewitness testimony. This amazes me. I would surely hate her forever. This film is not without its moving moments and its subjects are certainly sympathetic. But good intentions aside, it never really grabbed me. Perhaps there were just too many stories being told at once for me to get really caught up in any one of them. And as I've said before, noble causes don't necessarily result in great documentaries. For those, you also need cute penguins.
(br) wrote: My Favorite Film Is 1941's Citizen Kane.
(ca) wrote: Clich but Charming Let's be very clear on this going in. This is not Great Art. Indeed, with different actors, it almost certainly would have been terrible. Practically nothing in the movie comes as a surprise, with the sole exception of the almost total lack of gay stereotypes. Two of the actually gay characters are a hair on the flaming side, but the main characters don't ever seem to bother descending into stereotype themselves, and no one in the town seems to expect it of them. Except for the whole pageant thing, and even there, it's kind of clear that things are not as jazz hands as they could be. Small children singing Bjrk (and it took me a minute to recognize it) is kind of not what you'd expect from a gay man. Surely we'd be more likely to get show tunes! (Yes, the song in question is a little show tune-y, but still.) Besides, the pageant is usually led and organized by straight people. Wayne Wayne Wayne, Jr. (Paul Zahn), Harry Sawyer (Jeremy Northam), and Robert Allen Maslow (M. C. Gainey) are chained together on a work crew. Wayne and Bob get into a fight with Harry literally in the middle, and they are hauled back to prison and the Hole. Except, before they get there, the prison van crashes, and all three escape. Bob finds the keys and unlocks himself; Wayne and Harry are still chained together, and before they get unchained, they steal an RV from pageant directors and gay couple David (Tim Bagley) and Steven (Michael Hitchcock). They end up in Happy, Texas, where the whole town expects them to get a group of local girls into the Junior Miss Happy Squeeze finals, which could conceivably get one of the girls into state-level competition. Harry, now called Steven, decides that they might as well stick around, given that he thinks the bank would be easy to rob. He ends up romancing Jo McClintock (Ally Walker), the banker, who of course thinks he's gay and just friendly. Wayne, now David, falls for former pageant coordinator Doreen Schaefer (Illeana Douglas). And Sheriff Chappy Dent (William H. Macy) falls for "Steven," too. We are not supposed to laugh at that last, not really. Oh, there's some humour in the situation, as "Steven" is unable to reject the sheriff, he fears, in case the sheriff finds out who he and "David" really are. However, it's "Steven" and his discomfort we're laughing at, not Chappy. Chappy is earnest as only William H. Macy can be, and it seems pretty clear that he's never had the courage to act on his desires before. How much his interest in "Steven" is based on the lure of a big-city man, a sophisticated man, is not really important. What's important is that, if it's not love, it's a very serious crush. He's afraid of possible consequences--no one in town seems to know that he's gay, though it's equally possible that they know and just don't care. It is true that he and "Steven" drive two hours on their date, and while Chappy says he's always wanted to visit the gay bar in question, how much of that is that he's always wanted to go somewhere he doesn't feel alone and different? Actually, there is more a parody of any relationship at all between "Steven" and "David." People may think of it as a parody of an argument between two gay men, but if they really think about it, they'll hear that it could be a man and a woman fighting there. One is doing everything that person considers to be the real work, and the other is swanning about, doing Gods alone know what, and possibly seriously wooing people outside the relationship. It's worth noting that "David" seems jealous of both Chappy and Jo in equal shares. The issue is more that this was supposed to be a partnership, the two men working together on a job they're both getting paid for. "Steven" had promised that they would be working together, and they're not, and "David" is sitting up alone at night sewing girls' costumes while "Steven" is off dancing with Chappy. Clearly, this is unfair, and it would be no matter the sex of the people involved. Am I the only person who thought "I'm bi" might be a solution to what's going on? It's obvious almost from the beginning that "Steven" is falling for Jo, and it becomes clear not much later that "David" is going to end up with Miss Schaefer. "David" refers to being gay as "kind of a hobby," a completely--and intentionally--ludicrous statement, but "I'm bi" would have made things much easier. It would have helped "Steven," too. But it seems there is no such thing as a bi person in modern media. Yes, it would be best for the two men to be honest at some point, but one would assume their behaviour would be suspicious well before that. Indeed, the two men haven't been in Happy for twenty-four hours before Mrs. Bromley (Mo Gaffney) tells Jo that "Steven" is interested in her. No one believes her, because she's kind of batty and of course everyone know the men are gay. But an acknowledgment of bisexuality would have derailed the plot some, I guess.
(ru) wrote: Amusing follow up Support Your Local Sheriff, the cast is great especially the supporting players. It has cheesy production values though, the sets in particular are poor and there was very little regard at all to period detail.
(ca) wrote: Romantic drama that shows the Japanese feudalistic issues surrounding adultery.
(us) wrote: The movie story line is good. But as usual it was a little bit complicated.
(gb) wrote: The movie isn't exceptional, but the story is. I was impressed by the accurate portrayal of LRA violence, and readily identified with Childers' frustration with his American homeland that remains wrapped in apathy and cynicism. The story also works as a wholesome Christian message of the consequences of trusting in your own hand over God's: Childers' unbridled obsession was less about the tragic situation in Sudan and more about what he could do under his own power to stop it.
(fr) wrote: Savage but pertinent depiction of post-apartheid South Africa.
(it) wrote: Depois de tantos filmes focados na mfia italiana, com bastante agrado que se v um "State of Grace" que mostra o lado irlands do crime em Nova Iorque, embora os italianos estejam tambm muito presentes nesta saga com caractersticas claramente Scorsesianas. Paixo, traio e tiroteios, nas ruas de Nova Iorque, costuma ser o suficiente para que um filme valha a pena e este "State of Grace" realmente enaltecido pela grandeza da cidade que a mostarda no cachorro destas sagas criminosas. Isto porque, de resto, o filme de Phil Joanou demasiado exagerado e desorientado na sua durao para ser o "Goodfellas" irlands. Serve ainda assim para provar que Sean Penn um dos grandes actores trgicos do seu tempo.