Movie: Five Fingers for Marseilles

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Monday, March 18th @ 7:00 PM

Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15212

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Director:  Michael Mathews
Country:  South Africa    Genre:  Drama        
Year:  2017            Length:  120 Minutes         Languages: Sesotho & English
Official Selection:
Toronto International Film Festival, 2017

Luxor International Film Festival, Egypt, 2017

 Tag Line

Twenty years after fleeing from the brutal police aggression in colonial Marseilles, a member of the Five Fingers returns seeking peace, but with the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it.

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Five Fingers for Marseilles

Apartheid South Africa: The community of Railway, attached to the remote town of Marseilles, are the victims of brutal police oppression and only the young ‘Five Fingers’ are willing to stand up to them. Their battle is heartfelt but innocent, 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 violent fight that will leave both Marseilles and the Five Fingers changed.

Twenty years later, Tau is released from prison, now a feared and brutal ‘outlaw’, ‘The Lion of Marseilles’. But scarred and empty, he renounces violence and returns to Marseilles desiring only peace and to reconnect with those he left behind.