Tsotsi (2005)


The lead character has got talent (I've seen him on stage), but either he's just not good enough for this role or the director just didn't push hard enough. Also, I suspect that the movie would come off better was I unfamiliar with the language used... if you ask any ordinary black South African, it's quite unconvincing.

First time I watched this, I was hoping that it would match the excellent SA township tv series, Yizi Yizo, and it failed dismally. It was still hard-hitting and skillfully portrays some of the poor township realities of the country, but it turned more towards some sort of morality play. I guess it's a matter of taste, but it should at least have been convincing.