A Boy Called Twist (2004)

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  • Twist Working


Based on the novel by Charles Dickens but updated and set in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003. Orphan Twist escapes from an undertaker to whom he has been sold by the orphanage he was in and runs away to Cape Town. Lost and starving he is found and helped by Dodger, who takes him to Fagin who tries to train him up as one of his gang of boy pickpockets.

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