Five Fingers for Marseilles

In stylish and entertaining fashion, "Five Fingers" looks over the South African countryside and finds fresh vistas for the western genre.


Five Fingers for Marseilles

Twenty years ago, the young 'Five Fingers' fought for the rural town of Marseilles against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom fighter-turned-'outlaw' Tau returns to Marseilles seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Can he free himself from his past? Will the Five Fingers stand again?

Festivals: TIFF, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia, New York African FF, Cleveland IFF

Director: Michael Matthews
Writer: Sean Drummond
Starring: 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.
Not Rated
Western, Thriller, Action
Xhosa, Southern Sotho
Michael Matthews
Sean Drummond
Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Aubrey Poolo, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Jerry Mofokeng, Toka Mtabane, Vuyo Novokoza
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