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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 Dhlamini Hamilton Dhlamini ... Sepoko
Kenneth Nkosi Kenneth Nkosi ... Bongani
Mduduzi Mabaso Mduduzi Mabaso ... Luyanda
Aubrey Poolo Aubrey Poolo ... Unathi
Lizwi Vilakazi Lizwi Vilakazi ... Sizwe
Jerry Mofokeng Jerry Mofokeng ... Jonah
Warren Masemola Warren Masemola ... Thuto
Dean Fourie ... Honest John
Kenneth Fok ... Wei
Anthony Oseyemi Anthony Oseyemi ... Congo
Brendon Daniels Brendon Daniels ... Slim Sixteen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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There Are No Good Men


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South Africa

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupta pentru Marseilles See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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All of the language in the film is authentic. Director Michael Matthews said they went to great lengths to have local languages represented in the film. It switches from English to Xhosa and Sesotho. See more »

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Well Crafted South African Western
2 April 2018 | by high_on_jesusSee all my reviews

This was a good movie. I can say I was highly impressed. The movie looked amazing first off. The camera work was amazing. Based off westerns, the movie is slow and dramatic but I loved the way the story and drama builds. I was always kept interested. The characters are interesting and the relationships between them are well crafted.

The main actor is very cool in this movie and is a great protagonist. He plays the badass hero role perfectly. The villain is very creepy and they did a good job of making him a menacing and evil character. Most of the side characters are also interesting and have their own agendas and issues.

I liked the R rating of this movie as they did not hold back in the scenes of violence. This allowed them to create some really intense scenes that really heightened the drama.

I loved the movie up until the third act. I feel like the third act becomes a bit slow and tedious as it builds to the final act climax which is a confusing gun battle that could have been crafted a bit better in my opinion. The finale left a sick feeling in my stomach as the directors decided to express a strong philosophy through this story which makes the story feel senseless but besides the ending I feel like this was a very well crafted and entertaining film with some great acting and cinematography.

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