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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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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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An interesting study with gorgeous visuals
8 May 2020 | by brentmay-36131See all my reviews

The visuals are great, the story watchable. An interesting study on how early childhood trauma can affects an individual psyche later in life, and how it affects different people in different ways/

The lead actor delivers a powerful convincing performance, as do most of the cast, even when the story lags as it does in parts. It would have been interesting to see a little more intra and interpersonal conflict, and I feel if this had been scripted, the story would have been riveting.

The landscape as a character is breathtaking, and supports the mood of the story beautifully. I wonder, will a sequel follow? I would certainly watch a sequel expecting this creative team to deliver an even better story!

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7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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