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The Wound


1h28m South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France/Africa 2017


Rotten Tomatoes 90% high rating!

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.

"Enigmatic, visually striking, culturally sympathetic and pungently fresh."-Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald


Director: John Trengove
Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2017, Berlin International Film Festival 2017, Taipei Film Festival 2017 - International New Talent Competition - Grand Prize, Academy Awards 2018 - Shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film

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