South African premiere Western thrills are abound for folks keen on attending this year’s 41st Toronto International Film Festival. Hailing from Be Phat Motel Film Company and Game 7, Michael Matthews is emerging this year for his directorial feature debut Five Fingers Of Marseilles following a decade-long effort and now has an official trailer to show for its efforts from a script by Sean Drummond who produced the film with Matthews, and with Asger Hussain and Yaron Schwartzman.
Twenty years ago, the young ‘Five Fingers’ fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, Tau returns, seeking peace. Finding the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Will the Five Fingers stand again?
‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama played in local tongue by four generations of acclaimed South African stars. The great westerns always contained socio-political threads, and Five Fingers’ loose allegory on today’s South Africa is edge-of-the-seat, and starkly human.
Rounding out the cast are Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels and Jerry Mofokeng along with Toka Mtabane, Vuyo Novokoza, Ntsika Tiyo, Sibusiso Bottoman, Abongile Sithole, Qhawe Soroshi. XYZ Films is representing the movie internationally as further news awaits on territorial releases. (ScreenAnarchy)