Five Fingers For Marseille is one of the most anticipated films of 2018, and even better: it’s a local production!
The rousing, heroic, original South African Western has already been getting a wealth of positive reception, being part of the official premier at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival and was an official selection at the BFI London Film Festival, and we’re giving fans a chance to see this cinematic wonder at two screenings across SA!
MenStuff, in collaboration with Coppermonkey Promotions, will be holding the two special screenings in both Cape Town (Ster-Kinekor Cavendish Square) and Johannesburg (Killarney Mall) on Wednesday, 28 March at 8pm. The film only releases to the general public on the 6th of April.
As for the film itself, check out the trailer and official synopsis below:
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 until hot-headed Tau (Vuyo Dabula) crosses the line and is forced to flee, 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, now a feared and brutal outlaw, returns. But scarred and empty, he renounces violence and returns to Marseilles desiring only peace and to reconnect with those he left behind.
It becomes clear that rather than the haven he hoped for, Marseilles is caught in the grip of a vicious new threat and to his dismay, his old allies themselves may have allowed it in. Tau can keep his head down only so long. When he and his loved ones become direct targets, he is reluctantly compelled to fight again, once and for all.
COOL, SO HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Easy, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES”, and let us know your name, age, and which screening you’d like to attend (JHB – Killarney Mall OR CT – Ster-Kinekor Cavendish Square) and hold onto your thumbs. We’ll randomly select the winners and contact you on ASAP to inform you if you’ve won. Ticket winners will win 4 tickets, so that you can bring a friend along. All attendees will be given complimentary popcorn and Coke.
Remember to also tweet us at @MenStuffZA or tag us on Facebook with @MenStuffZA; and use #FiveFingersFilm #FiveFingersForMarseilles #ThereAreNoGoodMen #AfricaRising letting us know how excited you are for the film.
The movie has been certified as 16V.