Five Fingers for Marseilles


The Main 1 Thu, Apr 19, 2018 9:50 PM
Capri Theater Thu, Apr 26, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Images of Africa
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Voice Category:Thrill Me
Chill Me
Release Year:2017
Runtime:120 min
Country/Region:South Africa
Southern Sotho
Print Source:Dark Star Pictures
Director:Michael Matthews
Producer:Asger Hussain
Yaron Schwartzman
Sean Drummond
Michael Matthews
Cinematographer:Shaun Harley Lee
Screenwriter:Sean Drummond
Editor:Daniel Mitchell
Composer:James Matthes
Principal Cast:Vuyo Dabula
Hamilton Dhlamini
Zethu Dlomo
Kenneth Nkosi
Mduduzi Mabaso
Aubrey Poolo
Lizwi Vilakazi
Warren Masemola
Dean Fourie
Anthony Oseyemi


Due to weather, the April 14, 6:30pm screening of Five Fingers for Marseilles at Metropolitan State University Film Space has been postponed to Friday, April 20 at 8:30pm.

A hard-boiled Western set in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Five Fingers for Marseilles follows a group of childhood friends who grew up under Apartheid. Once united under a cause, a tragedy results in the loss of their bond. Cut to twenty years later and one of them, Tau, is released from prison. Though determined to start his life with a clean slate, he is pulled back into the fray by another bitter conflict. Wearing the guilt of an unspeakable loss, Tau finds the villains of his youth, white policemen, replaced by a league of black men who call themselves the Night Runners and are led by the brutal Ghost. Forever changed by the past, antihero Tau slowly reunites with his childhood gang to rid the land of the evil that has corrupted it.

Director Biography

Michael Matthews Michael Matthews is a director based in Cape Town, South Africa. As a filmmaker, Matthews has produced several short films and music videos. His latest film, a collaboration with writer Sean Drummond, Five Fingers for Marseilles (’17) saw its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.



"Director Michael Matthews and scripter Sean Drummond skillfully employ recycled genre elements to enhance the mythic qualities of their slow-burn narrative." - Variety


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