The Wound

The Wound
  • 2017
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: John Trengove
  • Cast: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay

Xolani (Touré) is a factory worker in Queenstown, South Africa who returns to his home village to see childhood friend Viiami (Mantsai) and to care for city boy Kwanda (Ncovini) who is about to undergo ritual circumcision. A measured consideration of race, class and shifting notions of masculinity, not without melodramatic and predictable elements.

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The Wound

23 Apr 20183 stars

Ambitious, generous spirited South African feature that strays into melodrama

Constantly exploring the fault lines in modern South Africa, The Wound develops into a measured consideration of race, class and shifting notions of masculinity. Writer-director John Trengove's assured first feature initially promises a South African…

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