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South Africa has a vibrant film industry that is increasingly competitive internationally. Local and foreign filmmakers are taking advantage of the country's diverse locations - as well as low production costs and favourable exchange rate.
South African film director Gavin Hood, who steered the local drama Tsotsi to an Academy Award, is back with another international hit, this time from the blockbuster X-Men franchise.
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Tsotsi, the first South African film to win an Oscar, has put the country's movie industry firmly in the spotlight - and vindicated the government's multi-million rand strategy to increase the volume of local films and market South Africa as a film making country.