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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 »

Director:

Djo Munga (as Djo Tunda Wa Munga)

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Djo Munga (screenplay)
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Cast

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

Kinshasa is calling

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Language:

French | Lingala | Portuguese

Release Date:

7 September 2011 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Viva Riva - Zu viel ist nie genug See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,314, 12 June 2011

Gross USA:

$61,759
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Fine film shot in Kinshasa
6 February 2011 | by hudinSee all my reviews

I had the privilege to watch this film at a small, private screening and was blown away. It's a tight, well-shot film with a strong narrative and characters that is not only believable, but also realistic. Shot in Kinshasa, I believe that it must be one of if not the only feature-length narrative film to shot in this vibrant and chaotic capital of the Congo. The performances are strong and everything is exceptionally tight. I recommend seeing it if you get a chance, even if you're not in to the "gangster" genre. While previously just a documentary filmmaker, I look forward to future work from the director, Djo Munga.


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