Wonderful film - the best African movie I have ever seen. A must-see!
- The Wound review by PV
This is a truly great and ground-breaking film, and should by rights have won the best Foreign Film Oscar.
It's a fascinating story of the Xhosa initiation ceremony for young men in South Africa. But it is SO much more than that.
Yes, it's about homosexuality, but it's really about friendship, loyalty, betrayal, conformity and nonconformism, and what fear makes us do. It is about what it is to be a man.
A brilliant film which I was thinking about long after watching it - and you cannot say that for many movies!
5 stars. The best foreign film I have watched this year.
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Not quite four stars!
- The Wound review by TB
I liked this film because of its controversial storyline in which three gay men of different ages we’re struggling with their sexuality for three very different reasons. All of this was also going on during an initiation period in South Africa and in a time/country when men should be men and homosexuality was scorned upon. I liked the cinematography but this just fell short of a four star rating because even though you could understand what each character was going through, the depth of feelings were not portrayed enough to drag you in emotional; not even with the somewhat shocking ending.
Certainly a watchable film though.
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