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Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)

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Lives change forever when Tau, the young lion, kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town.

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Michael Matthews
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Credited cast:
Zethu Dlomo ... Lerato
Garth Breytenbach ... Officer De Vries
Kenneth Fok ... Wei
Vuyo Dabula Vuyo Dabula ... Tau
Anthony Oseyemi Anthony Oseyemi ... Congo
Brendon Daniels Brendon Daniels ... Slim Sixteen
Warren Masemola Warren Masemola ... Thuto
Jerry Mofokeng Jerry Mofokeng ... Jonah
Kenneth Nkosi Kenneth Nkosi ... Bongani
Mduduzi Mabaso Mduduzi Mabaso ... Luyanda
Dean Fourie ... Honest John
Aubrey Poolo Aubrey Poolo ... Unathi
Lizwi Vilakazi Lizwi Vilakazi ... Sizwe
Hamilton Dhlamini Hamilton Dhlamini ... Sepoko
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Storyline

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? Written by Anonymous

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There Are No Good Men


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Xhosa | Southern Sotho

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupta pentru Marseilles See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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All of the children in the movie are local villagers. Many of them were studying to be in local theatre and they, according to director Matthews, took direction remarkably well. See more »

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Clint Eastwood meets South Africa
3 October 2018 | by bellifcrmSee all my reviews

Five Fingers for Marseilles weaves together the exciting story of a South African freedom fighter named Tau (played by Vuyo Dabula). After a rescue mission goes horribly wrong, Tau disappears to start over and create a new name for himself. Years later, he returns home to find everything drastically changed. In an effort to survive, Tau must navigate his way through dangerous gangs and a corrupt police force, learning that sometimes even those closest to you don't have your best interest at heart. Five Fingers for Marseilles combines an exhilarating Western storyline and stunning landscape shots to narrate Tau's journey to confront the ghosts of his past. As someone that loved watching Western action movies with my dad, the film captivated my attention with intense fight scenes and a heart-wrenching narrative until the ending credits finished rolling. If you're searching for an intoxicating story with a surprising finish, this movie should be at the top of your list.


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