Inxeba (The Wound)

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Inxeba (The Wound)
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. This film has won numerous international awards and was South Africa's official entry for the Oscars, but did not make the shortlist. In Xhosa, English and Afrikaans, with English subtitles.

88 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Prejudice).
Drama, Gay interest, Romance, South African.

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We just have to stick it out.
We just have to stick it out.

Credits

Cast
Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni
Director
John Trengove
ScreenplayMalusi Bengu, Thando Mgqolozana, John Trengove
MusicJoão Orecchia
CinematographyPaul Ozgur
EditingMatthew Swanepoel
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2017
Produced byRiva Filmproduktion, Das Kleine Fernsehspie, ZDF/Arte, OAK Motion Pictures, Cool Take Pictures, Deuxieme Ligne Films, Sampek Productions, Edition Salzgeber, Figjam Entertainment, Urucu Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong impact, fairly frequent
NudityLow impact, infrequent
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceMild impact, fairly frequent
PrejudiceMild impact, fairly frequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsFilm is rated X18 LSNVP... may not be screened in regular cinemas.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconInxeba stirs controversy over rites.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconDié openlike vertelkuns se rou eerlikheid tref diep.
15
24.com
Anele Mfazwe quote iconThe level of contempt and invasive disregard for the sacred Xhosa tradition of ulwaluko (the rite of passage to manhood) displayed in The Wound leaves much to be desired.
5
Metacritic.com
12 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
14 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
17

What the People say

IMDB
452 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
10

Average .. 66%

13

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