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The Wound (Inxeba) Reviews

September 25, 2018
A stunning debut from South African filmmaker John Trengove,
September 15, 2017
If you're going to make a movie about the complicated ties between sexuality and masculinity, it helps to set it against the backdrop of a culture that still equates male excellence with procreation and providing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2017
John Trengrove's deeply probing debut feature is less interested in moral judgments than in the dynamic between strength and weakness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 16, 2017
A dark and stirring variation on the standard coming-of-age narrative that, much like its central characters, does not follow the path one might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2017
This is a movie that offers a glimpse into a seldom-seen world, and it is also a character study that looks deeply into the behavior of three very different men who might have loved each other under different circumstances.
August 15, 2017
Mr. Trengove shoots the film in intimate wide-screen, getting in close to the performers as their characters tamp down explosive feelings, often letting the spectacular landscapes behind them break down into soft-focus abstractions.
August 15, 2017
[Touré's] superb, deeply internalized performance manages to suggest wellsprings of longing concealed by a scrim of perpetual wariness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 26, 2017
The three leads all give solid performances, it's just that the narrative puts their clear-cut dynamics on an expected dramatic course.
January 22, 2017
Intense and provocative.
Top Critic
January 21, 2017
John Trengove's hard-edged but beautifully wrought study of clashing Xhosa models of masculinity will be an eye-opener to outsiders - and some South Africans too.