The wound

The wound

DVD - 2017 | Xhosa
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"Brimming with sex and violence, The Wound, is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa's Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani'e relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commmence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point."--Container.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9786317126923
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE WOUND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video,4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,5.1 surround
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video
Notes: Bonus features: Interview; Trailer
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017
Special features: interview with director John Trengove; "The goat", a short film by John Trengove; trailer


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Mar 21, 2019

I want to make it that the only reasons I'am giving this film 4 stars is because I'am first and foremost an actor. When I watch Any film I look at it as a study in acting and from that viewpoint, myself doesn't always agree with the actor in me. I tell you this as a warning and so that You may also understand how I rate a film with 4 stars and not be a particular fan of that film all at once. I give film 4 stars because it is incredibly well written, directed and acted. That is my rating from an acting standpoint. However, the activist in me have some serious issues with this film regarding it's content and I would not suggest it to my friends or family. That's the best I can do. You will have to make up your own minds this time. Are you an or an Activist?

Jul 23, 2018

It should be mentioned here that this movie contains sexually explicit gay content. Didn't finish the movie, but it's good to see African made movies once in a while.


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