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Aro Recommended Wound, The


aka: Inxeba
South Africa 2017, 88 minutes
Dir. John Trengove
In Xhosa with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Violence, offensive language & sex scenes
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / LGBT

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


“Necessary, deft and ultimately shocking. This is a beautifully hewn, brave piece of filmmaking that asks difficult, searching questions that will haunt you long after the credits roll.”~Empire Magazine

Aroview: An unforgettable South African drama following a closeted relationship between two Xhosa men participating in a coming-of-age initiation rite called Ulwaluko.

Controversial in South Africa due to its depiction of homosexuality, this is a beguiling film that boldly explores and appreciates nontraditional notions of masculinity. Lead actor Nakhane is something of a queer icon internationally due to their music career, and brings rich authenticity to the character of Xolani, having experienced Ulwaluko themselves.

NZ International Film Festival 2017

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1

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