Boy Called Twist

Boy Called Twist (2004)

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2004-02-18
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Monkey Films
  • Production Country: South Africa
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The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. 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.

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Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Writing Tim Greene Screenplay
Directing Tim Greene Director