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by John Trengove


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.

international title: The Wound
original title: The Wound
country: South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: John Trengove
film run: 88'
release date: FR 19/04/2017
screenplay: John Trengove, Malusi Bengu, Thando Mgqolozana
cast: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini
cinematography by: Paul Özgür
film editing: Matthew Swanepoel
costumes designer: Lehasa Molloyi
music: João Orecchia
production: Riva Filmproduktion, Oak Motion Pictures, Pyramide Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Sampek Productions, Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH, Urucu Media [ZA], Figjam Entertainment [ZA], Cool Take Pictures [ZA]


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Sundance 2017World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Berlin 2017Panorama

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