Five Fingers for Marseilles

  • Five Fingers for Marseilles
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2017
Format : Feature
Running time : 119 (in minutes)

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 life. But he finds the town under new threat and reluctantly fights to free it. Will the Five Fingers ride again?

South Africa in the Apartheid era: the community of Railway, attached to the remote town of Marseilles, are the victims of brutal police oppression. Only the young ‘Five Fingers' are willing to stand up to the police. Their battle is heartfelt but naive, until hot-headed Tau kills two policemen in an act of passion. He flees, leaving his brothers and friends behind, but his action has triggered a conflict that will change both Marseilles and the Five Fingers forever. Twenty years later, Tau is released from prison, now a feared and brutal outlaw known as ‘The Lion of Marseilles'. But, scarred and empty, he renounces violence and returns home.

A film by Michael Matthews

South Africa | 2017 | fiction | 1h59' |

with Zethu Dlomo, Vuyo Dabula, Anthony Oseyemi, Jerry Mokofeng

Producer/Director: Michael Matthews
Producer/Writer: Sean Drummond
Country: South Africa

Production Companies:
- Reels Suspects (
- The Be Phat Motel Company
- Game 7 Films
- Stage 5 Films



Sudáfrica en pleno apartheid. La comunidad de Rallway, perteneciente a la lejana ciudad de Marseilles, es víctima de una brutal opresión policial a la que solo se atreven a oponerse los Cinco Dedos. Su lucha es sincera, pero ingenua, hasta que el impulsivo Tau mata a dos policías. Huye, dejando a sus hermanos y compañeros, pero ha desencadenado un conflicto que no solo acabará por transformar Marseilles, sino a la banda de los Cinco Dedos. Veinte años después, Tau sale de la cárcel, convertido en un brutal y temido delincuente, "El león de Marseilles". Sin embargo, lleno de cicatrices y vacío por dentro, decide renunciar a la violencia y regresa a casa.

Una película de Michael Matthews

Sudáfrica, 2017, Ficción

Características: Sudáfrica | 2017 | 120' | Color | Xhosa, Sotho del sur | Subt. español

Título (Español): Cinco Dedos para Marseilles
Title (English): Five fingers for Marseilles
Titre (Français) : Cinq Doigts pour Marseilles

Género: Ficción
País: Sudáfrica
Año: 2017

Director: Michael Matthews
Guion | Sean Drummond
Fotografía | Shaun Lee
Sonido | David Houston - Morne Marais - James Oliver
Montaje | Daniel Mitchell
Música | James Matthes

Intérpretes |
- Vuyo Dabula
- Zethu Dlomo
- Anthony Oseyemi
- Warren Masemola
- Kenneth Nkosi
- Jerry Mofokeng
- Mduduzi Mabaso
- Kenneth Fok
- Brendon Daniels
- Aubrey Poolo
- Hamilton Dhlamini

Producción |
The Be Phat Motel Company - Game 7 Films - Stage 5 Films


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