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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.


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


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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South Africa


Xhosa | Southern Sotho

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupta pentru Marseilles See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Michael Matthews said that there were times when it was extremely cold during filming. You never know it because it's always sunny and it looks hot and dry. But in one scene where actress Zethu Delomo was riding away on a horse, she was close to having hypothermia due to the freezing conditions. See more »

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Great movie!
5 October 2018 | by katstolleSee all my reviews

Five Fingers for Marseilles is Michael Matthew's modern take on the classic western genre. He pays homage to those films that came before his, especially to classic spaghetti westerns such as The Dollars Trilogy, known for their standoff scenes. The movie uses the stand-off to parallel itself, beginning with harmless slingshots and ending with guns. Sean Drummond, the writer, created characters I really enjoyed. This vibrant cast was made up of actors I had never seen before, and I was quickly pulled into the story. The director clearly understood the characters and what they needed for me to get lost in their portrayals of these hometown heroes turned villains. Vuyo Dabula, who plays the main character, did a great job portraying the anti-hero and I found myself both routing for and intimidated of him by the end of the film. Each character had their own past to deal with and I was captivated by how they all chose to deal with their mistakes. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and would recommend it.

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