Five Fingers For Marseilles Film

Michael Matthews | South Africa 2018 | 2h | Sesotho with English subtitles | 15


Twenty years ago, the young Five Fingers gang 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. Will the Five Fingers ride again?

Five Fingers for Marseilles fuses Western influences, from classic Ford-era through Spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African crime drama played in local tongue. The great Westerns have always contained socio-political threads, and Five Fingers’ loose allegory on current South African politics is deep, dark, edge-of-the-seat, and starkly human. Director/writer combo Michael Matthews and Sean Drummond emerge as some of the freshest and most innovative voices in contemporary South African filmmaking with this highly entertaining and terrifying cinematic feat.

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Fri 2 Nov 2018 / 5.45pm
Filmhouse / Book Now