Escrito por Lucyano Jorge
Tsotsi is the leader of a gang that terrorizes people in Johannesburg, but the vehicle after stealing a lady's life changes because when you come home realize that in the back seat of the vehicle had a newborn baby. Given the situation he tries to keep the child alive when the baby cries from hunger and the only solution he finds is to feed it with condensed milk, but at the same moment a knock on your door and he hides the child to not see it, and ends leaving home. Returning is the baby with the whole body dominated by ants.
The central theme of the film is the relationship of the couple with the baby, because from that moment Tsotsi redeem his past and feelings dormant for your sad and violent reality. The boy finds redemption in a possible child, a reason to rethink their actions and change their lives. The question is, society is willing and prepared to receive people who have committed theft, murder? What really needs to be done so that others do not appear "Tsotsi" (meaning thief, rogues)?
Another very important issue that should be discussed when watching this film is breastfeeding, breastfeed their babies because it is an act that ensures the health of children, as in the actual film Tsotsi goes looking for a young mother who had recently given birth and that ends beyond the breastfeeding baby son found the boy. It is worth noting that currently some "celebrities" uninformed claim that they prefer to stop feeding their children in order to stay fit, but these people forget they are public opinion leaders and thoughtless statements like these can have a catastrophic effect.
Impossible not to compare this production directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), with the great success of Brazilian cinema "City of God", since both expose the inequality and violence in which people live in large suburbs, but I Lucyano Jorge believe that the comparisons should stop there, because in a matter of production, photography, script and the film directed by Brazilian Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener and Blindness) is undeniably superior. "Stolen Childhood" is a film produced in South Africa and won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and was based on the novel by Athol Fugar.
Written by Lucyano Jorge