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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


Sean Drummond (screenplay), Sean Drummond (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Vuyo Dabula Vuyo Dabula ... Tau
Zethu Dlomo ... Lerato
Hamilton Dlamini Hamilton Dlamini ... Sepoko (as Hamilton Dhlamini)
Kenneth Nkosi Kenneth Nkosi ... Bongani
Mduduzi Mabaso Mduduzi Mabaso ... Luyanda
Aubrey Poolo Aubrey Poolo ... Unathi
Lizwi Vilakazi Lizwi Vilakazi ... Sizwe
Jerry Mofokeng ... Jonah
Warren Masemola ... Thuto
Dean Fourie ... Honest John
Kenneth Fok ... Wei
Anthony Oseyemi ... Congo
Brendon Daniels Brendon Daniels ... Slim Sixteen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Garth Breytenbach Garth Breytenbach ... Officer De Vries


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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Superb production value and stunning visuals
29 April 2020 | by smithiealanSee all my reviews

This glossy South African feature exhibits stunning cinematography and locations. The concept as well is ingenious, and most of the performances appropriately portrayed. The idea f a western style movie with all the trimmings, but set in South Africa was most interesting.

The dialogue I felt did not quite support the standard of the rest of the production value and the script lagged at times. Possibly the performances of this talented cast could have been more riveting if the dialogue was tighter. However generally the story was good enough to retain interest to the conclusion, which seems to be the general concensus of viewer reviews.

All in all an enjoyable feature, with a powerful portrayal of the protagonist Tau who portrayed the character authentically, and one a viewer would root for. That was portrayed with the appropriate menace, an actor who similarly excelled in the SA feature Vaya.

Definitely one to watch, particularly if you are a fan of Westerns with a difference, and a director to keep your eye on in the future.

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7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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