Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Five Fingers for Marseilles


Year: 2017
Run Time: 120 minutes

Five Fingers for Marseilles
Five Fingers for Marseilles
Five Fingers for Marseilles
Five Fingers for Marseilles

Two decades ago, Tau and his friends protected their town against police brutality in apartheid-era South Africa. They were just kids, but they defended Railway, an offshoot of Marseilles, with a fierce sense of pride. No one was going to disrespect them or their land. When a fight with the law went horribly wrong, Tau ended up fleeing in shame. Now a grown man, he’s returned to the community he once loved. These days Tau is looking for peace. He’s put his outlaw days behind him. But upon his arrival, he finds the town once again under threat. He reluctantly investigates the situation, knowing he’ll need the help of his old friends. Reconnecting with them won’t be easy. There are grudges still lingering in the air. Can the Five Fingers come together again to save their home? The action-packed FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES is a unique and modern take on the Western. Its innovation and intelligence help to ensure the genre is no longer just a one-trick pony. (In Xhosa with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:15 PM

African Diaspora

New Direction Competition


Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews is a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has been nominated for and won awards locally and internationally for his work in commercials, short films, and music videos. Matthews has worked with brands such as MTV, Axe/Lynx, Nike, Kulula Airlines, TAB, Wrigleys, and Smirnoff.


Sean Drummond, Asger Hussain, Michael Matthews, Yaron Schwartzman

Sean Drummond

Shaun Lee

Daniel Mitchell

Principal Cast
Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi

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