Oscar-Nominee 'Tsotsi' Takes Trip to Soweto

Presley Chweneyagae

Presley Chweneyagae plays the young protagonist of the film's title. Miramax Films hide caption

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Gavin Hood

Writer/director Gavin Hood crafted the film from Athol Fugard's novel. Miramax Films hide caption

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One of the contenders for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards is an entry from South Africa, called Tsotsi. Renee Montagne talks to the writer-director and lead actor about the story of a brutal young thug living in the slums of Soweto. The film opens on Friday.

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