The Wound (2017)

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    John Trengove

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    France Germany Italy Netherlands South Africa

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In the remote mountains of South Africa’s Eastern Cape, the teenage boys of the Xhosa community are initiated into manhood through an annual circumcision ritual, which is followed by two weeks healing, during which each initiate is assigned an elder who teaches them the culture’s codes of masculinity. Factory worker Xolani is tasked with caring for Kwanda, a petulant adolescent from Johannesburg. During their time together, Kwanda begins to notice that Xolani harbours a deep affection for fellow elder Vija, leading to growing tensions between the three men.

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