Cinémathèque de Tanger

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

BY MICHAEL MATTHEWS

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES


South Africa in the Apartheid era: the community of Railway, attached to the remote town of Marseilles, are the victims of brutal police oppression. Only the young ‘Five Fingers’ are willing to stand up to the police. Their battle is heartfelt but naive, until hot-headed Tau kills two policemen in an act of passion. He flees, leaving his brothers and friends behind, but his action has triggered a conflict that will change both Marseilles and the Five Fingers forever. Twenty years later, Tau is released from prison, now a feared and brutal outlaw known as ‘The Lion of Marseilles’. But, scarred and empty, he renounces violence and returns home.

MONDAY 30.04 AT 17:00

FICTION
SOUTH AFRICA, 2017, 120 MIN
WITH ZETHU DLOMO, KENNETH FOK
ORIGINAL VERSION WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES