Uncork’d has sent us a new clip from their upcoming Western, Five Fingers For Marseilles.
Five Fingers For Marseilles is just now wrapping up its theatrical tour — it has one more stop, Baltimore Maryland on September 28. But for the rest of us, the movie has been confirmed for release on VOD October 23.
Five Fingers 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….
This new clip is entitled “Death By Hanging,” but it’s not exactly the kind of execution you’d expect. For our villainess here, the standard rope around the neck is too nice. That’s why she went for the feet!
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.