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The Wound

MA15+ Drama

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Synopsis

A film by John Trengove

Eastern Cape, South Africa. A lonely factory worker, Xolani, takes time off his job to assist during an annual Xhosa circumcision initiation into manhood. In a remote mountain camp that is off limits to women, young men, painted in white ochre, recuperate as they learn the masculine codes of their culture. In this environment of machismo and aggression, Xolani cares for a defiant initiate from Johannesburg, Kwanda, who quickly learns Xolani's best kept secret, that he is in love with another man.

Running Time 1hr 28m
Rating MA15+ | Mature Audiences
Cast Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini, Thobani Mseleni
Director John Trengove

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