Five Fingers For Marseilles is currently in the middle of its limited theatrical tour, but if you’re not on the list of cities, you can see it in about a month’s time when Uncork’d Entertainment releases it to VOD.
Five Fingers For Marseilles is a Western, yet it doesn’t take place in the West. Instead, it takes the tropes familiar to Western-set stories and transplants them into South Africa. The movie takes place in a small town newly liberated from Apartheid policies, yet only technically — the citizens still suffer under the thumb of officials who rule and dominate the town ruthlessly. Until the day a young outlaw rides into town….
The residents of the colonial town of Marseilles are under the thumb of police oppression and only the young rebels known as the Five Fingers are willing to stand up to them. Their battle is just, until Tau kills two policemen and flees the scene. The remaining rebels disband while the banished Tau resorts to a life of crime. Twenty years later, now known as feared outlaw The Lion of Marseilles, he is released from prison. He returns home, desiring only peace and to reconnect with those he left behind.
The battle for South Africa’s freedom has been won, and former comrades-in-arms are in prominent positions as mayor, police chief, and pastor. But it quickly becomes clear to Tau that Marseilles is caught in the grip of a vicious new threat — and he must reconstitute the Five Fingers to fight frontier justice. Standing against former allies and new enemies, the re-formed Five Fingers saddle up and ride out, and put their lives at risk to save their beloved Marseilles.
It’s not too late to catch Five Fingers For Marseilles in theaters either…depending on where you live. The following cities still have screenings yet to open:
Atlanta, GA 9/21/18
Phoenixville, PA 9/21/18
Baltimore, MD 9/28/18