2016

South Africa - France - Germany - Austria

88min - DCP - Scope - Color - Drama

Original language: Xhosa

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Cast

Nakhane Touré

Bongile Mantsai

Niza Jay Ncoyini

Credits

Director: John Trengove

Script: John Trengove, Thando Mgoolozana, Malusi Bengu

Image: Paul Ozgur

Editing: Matthew Swanepoel

Music: Joao Orecchia

Producers: Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw (URUCU MEDIA, South Africa)

Co-producers: Michael Eckelt (RIVA FILMPRODUKTION), Claudia Tronnier (DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL), Olaf Grunert (ARTE/ZDF), Trent (OAK MOTION PICTURES), Batana Vundla (COOL TAKE PICTURES), Marie Dubas (DEUXIEME LIGNE FILMS),

Eric Lagesse (SAMPEK PRODUCTION), Björn Koll (EDITION SALZGEBER), Bianca Isaac (FIGJAM ENTERTAINMENT)

Festivals & Awards

SUNDANCE 2016 – WORLD CINEMA COMPETITION

BERLINALE 2016 - PANORAMA OPENING FILM

THE WOUND

a film 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.

French Synopsis :

Afrique du sud, montagnes du Cap Oriental. Comme tous les ans, Xolani, ouvrier solitaire, participe avec d’autres hommes de sa communauté aux cérémonies rituelles d’initiation d’une dizaine d’adolescents. L’un deux, venu de Johannesburg, découvre un secret précieusement gardé… Toute l’existence de Xolani menace alors de basculer.

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