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Inxeba (The Wound) (DVD)

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Description

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.

Product Details

Barcode
6009709164154
Department
Movies & TV
Released
5 Oct 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Year
2018
Language
Xhosa
Secondary Languages
English Afrikaans
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Wound
Release Year
2017
Running Time
88 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Coming Of Age / Gay/Lesbian
Synopsis
A closeted South African Xhosa man named Xolani (Nakhane Touré) returns home to mentor a westernized teen named Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini) during a traditional rite of passage, which includes a ritual circumcision in the woods. Xolani feels pressured to prove his own masculinity as the ritual proceeds, while his secret relationship with his childhood friend Vija (Bongile Mantsai) is soon put in jeopardy. Directed by John Trengove.
Cast & Crew
Director
John Trengove
Star
Bongile Mantsai / Thobani Mseleni / Niza Jay Ncoyini / Nakhane Toure
Co-Star
Gamelihle Bovana / Halalisani Bradley Cebekhulu / Siphosethu Ngcetane / Sibabalwe Ngqayana / Inga Qwede
Screenwriter
Malusi Bengu / Thando Mgqolozana / John Trengove
Composer
Joao Orecchia
Director of Photography
Paul Ozgur
Sound
Matthew James
Makeup
Mthokozisi Nhlapo / Smartie Olifant
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"Issues of sexuality, generational divide, class and self-loathing are cross-stitched into a compelling patchwork of edgy masculinity in this tale..."
Robert Abele (7 Sep 2017, )
New York Times
"Mr. Trengove shoots the film in intimate wide-screen, getting in close to the characters as they tamp down explosive feelings, often letting the spectacular landscapes break down into soft-focus abstractions. His direction is perfectly judged up to and including the shudder-inducing ending."
Glenn Kenny (15 Aug 2017, )
RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] dark and stirring variation on the standard coming-of-age narrative that, much like its central characters, does not follow the path one might expect."
Peter Sobczynski (1 Aug 2017, )