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New York Times: Excellent Review of Five Fingers

Review: ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ Takes the Western to South Africa
By Teo Bugbee Sept. 6, 2018

five fingers for marseilles

Five teenage boys stand in a circle, each pointing a slingshot at the others. The camera follows their glances as they look to see who will betray the stillness. For fans of Sergio Leone, this setup may seem familiar, but the standoff takes place in compellingly undiscovered country, where the rule of genre is as malleable as the rule of the law.

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3 things about “Five Fingers for Marseilles”

3 things you might not know about South African western “Five Fingers for Marseilles”

Five Fingers Marseilles
By Bernard Dayo May 15, 2018

There’s a good chance that Five Fingers for Marseilles has popped up in your social media feed, South Africa’s buzziest film right now. Five Fingers has already lit up the global festival circuit and earned excellent reviews, and it’s still going strong. If you still don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, or you just have a vague idea about the film, then this listicle is for you. I’m sorry but I only have three things to highlight. It could have been five, you know, to blend with the title and all, but whatever.

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Five Fingers for Marseilles

Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival


Todd Brown Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada (@AnarchistTodd)

“We’ve been keeping a close eye on South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for quite some time now. We posted two sets of still images from the production, noting at the time that this was going to be a simply gorgeous production, and now – a day after the film was announced in selection at the Toronto International Film Festival – we get to see those images in motion with the release of the first trailer. And, hell yeah, they look even better moving.” Read full review

By Joe Leydon (@joeleydon)

“An imaginative commingling of Spaghetti Western elements and post-Apartheid South African melodrama.” Read full review

Five Fingers For Marseilles Trailer

Twenty years ago, the young ‘Five Fingers’ fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, Tau returns, seeking peace. Finding the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Will the Five Fingers stand again?

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