THE WOUND

By John TRENGOVE

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (NFVF) - as PROMO

Social issues - Production 2016


    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Social issues
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • John TRENGOVE
    • EIDR 10.5240/D30F-163B-A3A4-BE62-9E6F-J
    • Synopsis
    • Kwanda, an affluent and urbanized teenager, returns to his father’s rural village to be circumcised during Ukwalukan, an age-old Xhosa initiation ritual that marks a young man’s passage into manhood.
      During the painful healing process, Kwanda is ostracized by the other initiates, but finds support from Xolani, a closeted young caregiver from the village. Vitcha, a volatile young rural man, grows suspicious of the special bond between Xolani and Kwanda and acts out a series of increasingly dangerous and violent power games within the group of initiates.
      When Kwanda finally discovers the reason for Vitcha’s cruelty, a secret relationship between Xolani and Vitcha, a tragic chain of events are set in motion.
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