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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 »

Director:

Tim Greene

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Tim Greene (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jarrid Geduld Jarrid Geduld ... Twist
Lesley Fong Lesley Fong ... Fagin
Bart Fouche ... Bill Sykes
Bill Curry Bill Curry ... Ebrahim Bassedien
Kim Engelbrecht ... Nancy
Goliath Davids Goliath Davids ... Bedel
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Mrs. Corlet
Tertius Swanepoel Tertius Swanepoel ... Dodger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Abrahams Ivan Abrahams ... Boese
Merlin Balie Merlin Balie ... Chester
Peter Butler ... Monks
Paddy Canavan Paddy Canavan ... Magistrate
Christo Davids Christo Davids ... Noah
Ernestine Deane Ernestine Deane ... Shamilla Bassedien
Charlton George Charlton George ... Detective

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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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An engaging look at another side of life in Cape Town
10 November 2005 | by stevehaddSee all my reviews

Being a Capetonian (resident of Cape Town, South Africa), this movie was particularly interesting. One knows about hoe bipolar the city can be (squatters a few blocks from million dollar mansions), but this really shows just how close to the surface the poverty really is (and makes me feel a little less safe!). So many street children are really faced with such an existence. What is good about the movie is that despite the poverty and bleakness, there is sense of hope. One gets the sense that one day, something might go right for them and they might be rescued from the plight.It's not difficult to make a dreary depressing film, but an achievement to infuse it with a sense of hope and possibility.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chlopiec zwany Twistem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ZAR2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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