Local film to showcase in US this September

South Africa’s first Western film. Five Fingers for Marseilles will premier in U.S. theatres on September 7th.

Five Fingers for Marseilles made its global premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and crushed the box office during the opening weekend in local theatres in April.

The film follows a group of men who fight against police oppression in a village in the Eastern Cape called Marseilles. Lead actor, Vuyo Dabula plays an outlaw who returns home after 20 years to find his town buried in vicious threats and enlists his old friends and allies to set thigs right.

Dabula said ‘Five Fingers’ is a powerful African story introducing a new type of African hero.’

The cast includes industry heavyweights, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels and Jerry Mofokeng.

In supporting roles, we see a new pool of faces, Toka Mtabane, Vuyo Novokoza, Ntsika Tiyo, Sibusiso Bottoman, Abongile Sithole, and Qhawe Soroshi.

The film was directed by Michael Matthews and produced by Sean Drummond and Matthews’ Be Phat Motel Film Company and Yaron Schwartzman and Asger Hussain of Game 7 Films, in association with Stage 5 Films and Above the Clouds.

Watch the trailer below:

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