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Ritual circumcision of South African Xhosa boys as a passage into manhood is only one form of wound on display in John Trengove’s sensitive debut. Centred around the closeted Xolani (well-known gay singer Nakhane Touré), a caregiver to the newly circumcised boy-men; his (married) lover, Vija (Bongile Mantsai); and Xolani’s latest charge, the rebellious teen Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini), this powerful drama is “[a] hard-edged but beautifully wrought study of clashing Xhosa models of masculinity.”—Variety

Audience Award, Sydney Film Festival 17

Director John Trengove
Country of OriginSouth Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France
Year2017
Running Time88 mins
FormatDCP
LanguageIn Xhosa with English subtitles
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