Wound, The

Wound, The

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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 Toure), 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's relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.

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Reasons to Buy

  1. The Wound has its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, was the opening night selection of Berlinale Panorama, and won Outstanding First Feature at Frameline in San Francisco.
  2. The film has earned rave reviews from critics. A.O.Scott in The New York Times called it "Affecting and suspenseful. A potent drama of sexual identity and divided loyalty.
  3. Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter said it "Takes real chances. Strong performances are fueled by the wild beauty of the rural setting".


  • Director: John Trengove
  • Writer: John Trengove
  • Writer: Malusi Bengu
  • Writer: Thando Mgqolozana
  • Length: 1 hrs. 28 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Dec 12 2017
  • Added: Oct 26 2017
  • Production Year: 2017
  • TLA SKU: 1942187
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 738329227425


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4.50 out of 5

Review by Wharton 50

By: Wharton 50
Very well-acted the cast was superb the storyline is great I recommend this to anyone any part of the world who thinks there's no gay people in Africa or any other part of the world
4.75 out of 5

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen

Harboring a Secret

Amos Lassen

Director Jon Trengrove examines what happens when traditional beliefs and modern life come into conflict in 'The Wound'. The Xhosa initiation ritual is. a closely ... Read More

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