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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.

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