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Boy Called Twist (2004)

Boy Called Twist is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist ... See full summary »

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Ebrahim Bassedien
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Noah
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Charlton George ...
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Boy Called Twist is the harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's gang of street urchins. With a gritty honesty steeped in its vibrant characters, Boy called Twist superbly captures the contemporary equivalents of Dickens' seedy individuals as it shadows the timeless tale in its own inimitable style. Written by Tim Greene

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The Story of a Cape Town street-kid, based on Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist

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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

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ZAR 2,400,000 (estimated)
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10 August 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I was in Cape Town for 6 months in the fall of 2005 working as a volunteer with street kids, so it was really a special experience for me watching this film. I know some of the street boys figuring as extras in the movie, as Fagin's gang members. From the little knowledge and insight I got to these boys' lives, the illustration of a street boy's life in this film seemed quite realistic to me. I saw this movie in a theater with two young former street boys whom I invited to see it with me, and they both recognized a lot from their own past lives on the street. The street boys I got to know are wonderful and loving innocent boys, who shouldn't be feared. They can look rather tough when you don't know them, but that is just a facade, and necessary to live. All they really want if they approach you, is a little money to buy food. They are rarely violent, but I will admit can be bit annoying if they get too insistent ;)

Actually I really just wanted to know if this movie is available on DVD on some internet shop??? I would really like a copy...


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