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Inxeba (‘The Wound’)
Wound, The
Xolani, off to the mountains to initiate teenage boys, is threatened by one of them.

Released Fri 2 Feb, 2018
Distributor:Indigenous Film DistributionIndigenous Film Distribution
Running time:88 (1h28')
Age restriction:18 L N P S V

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.

Genre: Drama
Cast: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza jay Ncoyini, Thobani Mseleni, Gameligle Bovana, Halalisani Bradley Cebekhulu, Inga Qwede, Sibabalwe Ngqayana, Siphosethu Ngcetane
Directed by: John Trengove
Screenplay: John Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana, Malusi Bengu
Music: João Orecchia
Produced by: Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Language: Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Country / Year: South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France,  2017

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Having dealt in the controversial tradition of initiation in his short film, ‘Ibhokhwe,’ director John Trengove now delves deeper into South African masculinity through a profound study of the subject. This is an impressive film debut that lingers in the mind of audiences long after it ends.