Boy Called Twist
Blair witch watch out....
A South African version of Dickens' classic, ''Oliver Twist''. After his mother dies in childbirth, a Coloured boy is left at an orphanage. When older, he is sent to work at a vineyard, but runs away to Cape Town. There, he falls in with a gang of thieves, before being adopted by an elderly man, who lost his own daughter.
113 minutes , No persons under 13 (Language, Violence) Drama, On the art circuit
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Peter Butler, Bill Curry, Goliath Davids, Kim Engelbrecht, Lesley Fong, Bart Fouche, Jarrid Geduld, Ndyebo Mgaga, Terry Norton, Tertius Swannepoel
Tim Greene Screenplay Tim Greene Music Murray Anderson Cinematography Mike Downie Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2004
Produced by Monkey Films, Twisted Pictures
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Strong and frequent
Nudity Implied but isolated
Sex Strongly implied but infrequent
Violence Realistic and intense in context
Prejudice Mild and contextual
Drug abuse None
Comments Realistic drama about socio-political landscape of children in poverty in South Africa. The violence is also verbal, psychological, physical, etc.
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus Derek Wilson 10
Die Burger Francois Bloemhof 5
Cape Times Rafiek Mammon 15
iAfrica.com Jocelyn Newmarch 20
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 14
The Star Tanya Farber 15
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 10 International Media
IMDB 8 Netizens 16
Average .. 66% 13
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