His name is Tsotsi

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Address: Piazza delle Murate, Florence

Date: Monday 29 April 21:15 - Tuesday 30 April 23:30


9:15 pm Cineforum
By the Circolo PD 2 Santa Croce - Ciompi for the GENERATIONS AGAINST series
By Gavin Hood. With Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, Percy Matsemela, Jerry Mofokeng - Great Britain, South Africa - 2005 - 91 '.
"Tsotsi" means "bandit" in street language on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Tsotsi is the nickname of a 19-year-old boy who has removed all memories of his past, including his real name. Tsotsi leads a life of violence; he beats a fellow of his gang with beatings because he asks too many questions, steals a car, injuring the woman who was driving it, but discovers the presence of a newborn in the back seat. In his own way, Tsotsi will begin to take care of him.
The film is based on a novel - set in the 1950s - of training for the writer and playwright Athol Fugard. History has been transposed into actuality because the themes addressed are universal and timeless: self-awareness and redemption. The style is that of a psychological thriller in which the protagonist will be forced to confront his aggressive nature and face the consequences of his actions. The actors speak the slang language of the streets of Soweto; the world of Tsotsi is a world of contrasts: shacks / skyscrapers, wealth / poverty, anger / pain. The characters - or rather the boys - have a dual soul: behind their armor of anger and violence lies their humanity, their cry for help, attention and respect. The true one. A cry of pain to ask for forgiveness, in a place where life has no value.

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