South African Western 'Five Fingers for Marseilles' Lands in U.S. Theaters This September
See a glimpse of the striking visuals from this film in the trailer here.
South Africa's Five Fingers for Marseilles is set to premiere in U.S. theaters beginning Friday, Sept. 7, through distributor Uncork'd Entertainment.
The epic western film was shot on location in the North-Eastern Cape village of Lady Grey. It's also filmmaker Michael Matthews' directorial debut and Sean Drumond's screenwriting debut.
Five Fingers for Marseilles combines the socio-political threads found in the western film genre, stunning visuals shot through panoramic widescreen lensing and a blockbuster case of South African talent who give powerful and nuanced performances.
The synopsis reads:
The residents of the colonial town of Marseilles are under the thumb of police oppression and only the young rebels known as the Five Fingers are willing to stand up to them. Their battle is just, until Tau kills two policemen and flees the scene. The remaining rebels disband while the banished Tau resorts to a life of crime.
Twenty years later, now known as feared outlaw The Lion of Marseilles, he is released from prison. He returns home, desiring only peace and to reconnect with those he left behind. The battle for South Africa's freedom has been won, and former comrades-in-arms are in prominent positions as mayor, police chief, and pastor. But it quickly becomes clear to Tau that Marseilles is caught in the grip of a vicious new threat — and he must reconstitute the Five Fingers to fight frontier justice.
Standing against former allies and new enemies, the re-formed Five Fingers saddle up and ride out, and put their lives at risk to save their beloved Marseilles.
Watch the trailer below.
The film stars Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mdudzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemole, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels and Jerry Mofokeng.
Five Fingers for Marseilles made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was also screened at various film festivals around the world.