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Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Of course they're not the only ones who want the stuff. Cesar is a ruthless, sharply dressed foreigner thriving in Kinshasa's lawless streets. A female military officer joins the fray. Even the church will betray its tenets for a piece of the action. But Riva's main nemesis is Azor, a crime boss in the classic style: big, decadent and brutal. He's not a man to mess with, but his girlfriend, Nora, may just be the most seductive woman in all of DRC. Riva catches sight of her dancing at a nightclub and it's not long before Nora matches the fuel cache as a coveted object of his lust. Written by
I was a bit cynical before watching the movie but I was extremely pleased with it and would absolutely watch it again and again. It was a great film and reminded me of Blood Diamond meets Last King of Scotland with a much more intense plot and a realistic feeling. I thought it was a great portrayal of the economically damaged region of the Congo. I researched that the director is actually from that part of Africa and he did a wonderful job representing his homeland. The acting was fabulous and Patsha Bay (Riva) is quite a delectable African man who does a great job portraying a gasoline operator. I did not want this movie to end. It was def. a great action film! Looking forward to more films from this director and genre.
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