Five Fingers for Marseilles

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    Five Fingers for Marseilles

    Menoana e Mehlano ea Marseilles

    Directed by

    South Africa

    2017

    120 min

    • English
    • Sesotho

    Drama

    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. 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.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Vuyo Dabula
    Zethu Dlomo
    Hamilton Dhlamini
    Kenneth Nkosi
    Mduduzi Mabaso
    Aubrey Poolo
    Lizwi Vilakazi
    Warren Masemola
    Dean Fourie
    Kenneth Fok
    Brendon Daniels
    Anthony Oseyemi
    Jerry Mofokeng
    Screenplay
    Sean Drummond
    Cinematography
    Shaun Harley Lee
    Editing
    Daniel Mitchell
    Music
    James Matthes
    Production
    BE PHAT MOTEL FILM COMPANY
    Production
    GAME 7 FILMS
    Production
    ABOVE THE CLOUDS
    Production
    STAGE 5 FILMS
    Sales
    REEL SUSPECTS

    Press

    Beyond all the Western allusions and evocations, the film commands attention with a deliberately paced and well-observed story that focuses on, among other things, the inescapable influence of the past and the unavoidable corruption spawned by ambition.

    Joe Leydon, Variety

    Five Fingers for Marseilles looks over the South African countryside and finds fresh vistas for the western genre.

    Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

    That the circuitous international influence of the western should manifest itself in South Africa is no surprise. Neither is the fact that someone as charismatic as Mr. Dabula should be the star of such a story, which is ripe with indignation, injustice, righteous violence and, ultimately, a shootout of cosmic resonance.

    John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

    Michael Matthews

    Michael Matthews

    South Africa

    Michael Matthews was born in Durban, South Africa. His work includes the short SWEETHEART (2011) and the eight-part mini-series ASHBECLEE (2014). He is the co-founder of the production house Be Phat Motel. FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES (2017) is his debut feature film.