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The Wound

2017 | 1h 28m | Drama

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In a mountainous corner of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, an age-old Xhosa ritual introducing adolescent boys to manhood continues to this day. This is the backdrop for the stark and stirring first feature by John Trengove, in which Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by musician Nakhane Touré), guides one of the boys, Kwanda, an urban transplant sent against his will from Johannesburg to be toughened up, through this rite of passage. In an environment where machismo rules, Kwanda negotiates his own identity while discovering the secret of Xolani's sexuality. Brimming with...


John Trengove


Nakhane Touré Bongile Mantsai Niza Jay Ncoyini

Release date

27 Oct 2017

1 Showtimes across London

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