Five Fingers for Marseilles

Directed By : Michael Matthews

South Africa / 2017 / 120 min

Technical Details :

Cast :

Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels and Jerry Mofokeng. Introducing Toka Mtabane, Vuyo Novokoza, Ntsika Tiyo, Sibusiso Bottoman, Abongile Sithole, Qhawe Soroshi.

Produced By :

Game 7 Films & Be Phat Motel Film Company

Music By :

James Matthes

Language :

Sesotho, English

Festivals & Awards :

Festivals :

Toronto IFF “Discovery”- Official Selection

BFI London Film Festival – Official Selection

Busan IFF – Official Selection

BIFFF- Official Selection

Fribourg IFF – In Competition

Bengaluru IFF India- Official Selection

Febiofest- Official Selection

Louxor African FF Egypt – In Competition

Afrykamera – In Competition

MOOOV – In Competition

Festival Cine Africano Tanger- Official Selection

Festival Policier Liege- Official Selection

Palm Springs IFF – Official Selection

Fantasia – Official Selection

Revelation Perth IFF – Official Selection

AfryKamera – In Competition

African FF FCAT – Official Selection

Munich IFF – Official Selection

African Koln FF – Official Selection

Festival Ecrans Noirs – Official Selection

Hard:Line FF – Official Selection

Festival Cinemas d’Afrique de Lausanne – Official Selection

Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival – Official Selection

World Cinema Amsterdam FF – Official Selection

Watch the Trailer :

Synopsis :

Twenty years after fleeing from the brutal police aggression in colonial Marseilles, a member of the Five Fingers returns seeking peace, but with the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it, in this thriller from South African filmmaker Michael Matthews.

‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama played in local tongue by four generations of acclaimed South African stars. The great westerns always contained socio-political threads, and Five Fingers’ loose allegory on today’s South Africa is edge-of-the-seat, and starkly human.

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