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Title:

INXEBA

Title German:DIE WUNDE
Title English:THE WOUND
Country:Südafrika, Deutschland, Niederlande, Frankreich 2017
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:88 Minutes
Film series:15. Afrika Film Festival


Director :Trengove, John
  
Cast:Jay, Niza



Storyline



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Eastern Cape, South Africa: as he does every year, factory worker Xolani takes some time off work to help out at the Xhosa people’s annual circumcision ritual that marks their passage into manhood. Young men all convene at a remote mountain camp – women are not allowed entry – to take part in this initiation rite. Painted white, they learn their culture’s traditions surrounding manhood. In this world of machismo and aggression, Xolani acts as a guide to the rebellious Kwanda from Johannesburg. He raises questions over the patriarchal conventions at the initiation and ultimately unmasks Xolani’s best-kept secret...

John Trengove’s feature film INXEBA (THE WOUND) is subject of much discussion in South Africa and it opened the Panorama section of the 2017 Berlinale.

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