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Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

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John Trengove

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nakhane Touré ... Xolani
Bongile Mantsai Bongile Mantsai ... Vija
Niza Jay Niza Jay ... Kwanda (as Niza Jay Ncoyini)
Thobani Mseleni Thobani Mseleni ... Babalo
Gabriel Mini Gabriel Mini ... Khwalo
Zwelakhe Mtsaka Zwelakhe Mtsaka ... Elder 1
Menzeleli Majola Menzeleli Majola ... Elder 2
Gamelihle Bovana Gamelihle Bovana ... Sicelo (as Gamelihle 'Game' Bovana)
Halalisani Bradley Cebekhulu Halalisani Bradley Cebekhulu ... Lukas
Inga Qwede Inga Qwede ... Ncedo
Sibabalwe Ngqayana Sibabalwe Ngqayana ... Zuko
Siphosethu Ngcetane Siphosethu Ngcetane ... Nkosi
Luyanda L. Vonqo Luyanda L. Vonqo ... Dompas
Thando Mhlontlo Thando Mhlontlo ... Ninja
Anga Ntsepe Anga Ntsepe ... Lesego
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Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community 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.

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Language:

Xhosa | Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

19 April 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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$30,678, 9 November 2017
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2.35 : 1
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South Africa's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Out of the 92 films, it was shortlisted as one of the 9 finalists. See more »

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Powerful Drama: Culture Collision
16 April 2018 | by phec04See all my reviews

"The Wound" feels like a documentary. I looked it up on IMDB to be sure it wasn't. Tribal coming of age for males, gay love, elder denial, useless cruelty...it's all in this powerful story. As violent as it often is, it's a film worth watching for its honest treatment of ancient stories. A true remedy for vacuous films coming out of Hollywood.


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