The Wound (2017)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Gay & Lesbian Films, Rural Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 18, 2017 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Germany , France , Netherlands , South Africa   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A closeted South African Xhosa man named Xolani (Nakhane Touré) returns home to mentor a westernized teen named Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini) during a traditional rite of passage, which includes a ritual circumcision in the woods. Xolani feels pressured to prove his own masculinity as the ritual proceeds, while his secret relationship with his childhood friend Vija (Bongile Mantsai) is soon put in jeopardy. Directed by John Trengove.

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cultural-identity, gay-studies, masculinity, sexual-oppression, tradition