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Viva Riva! (2010)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patsha Bay ...
Riva (as Patsha Bay Mukuna)
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Nora
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César
Marlene Longange ...
La Commandante
Diplome Amekindra ...
Azor
Alex Herabo ...
J.M.
Angelique Mbumb ...
Malou
Nzita Tumba ...
Mère Edo
Romain Ndomba ...
G.O.
Jordan N'Tunga ...
Anto
Tomas Bie ...
Jorge
Davly Ilunga ...
Joaquin
Bavon Diana Landa ...
Pè're Gaston
Sephora Françoise ...
Mère de Riva (as Séphora Françoise)
Joseph Kashala ...
Pè're de Riva
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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 Anonymous

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Kinshasa is calling

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Drama | Thriller

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$10,314 (USA) (10 June 2011)

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$61,759 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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A ruthless thriller!!
24 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A total action packed thriller with ruthless violence and exotic sex scenes! It follows the story of Riva, a charismatic young man who stole fuel from a gangster, his chase for Nora, a vibrant woman who is already dating another gangster, and a gangster's chase for Riva to try and get his money back. The movie successfully portrays the levels of violence people in the Congo can reach when stuck in a country ravished by poverty, corruption and hopelessness. It shows how the violent lust for money and power can lead to your doom. As we see in the end all the gangsters chase for money leads them nowhere but to their dead end. When the young boy pretends he is driving away with the money at the very end I got the feeling that it was supposed to symbolize that history repeats itself and that money is an evil tool that can take over anyone's life, even a young boys. Its an in your face look at the extreme brutal reality in the Congo, that makes you think and keeps you on your toes!


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