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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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Djo Munga (as Djo Tunda Wa Munga)

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Djo Munga (screenplay)
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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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Kinshasa is calling

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Not Just Sex and Violence...
24 May 2011 | by ajamesbombardSee all my reviews

I recently had the privilege of viewing Viva Riva and loved it. Viva Riva is full of plenty of violence and sex. However, this is not what the film is about, nor is it so strong that it consumes the story. It is a movie for those who love gangster violence, excitement, and sex in films. Yet, it is also for those who want to see a good movie with a great plot. The acting is excellent, as is the cinematography, and the storyline fits in between scenes of sex and mobster violence. Men will love this film, and women will be able to get into it due to its exciting story, filled with many twists and turns. This film may not be a completely accurate portrayal of the Congo, but this does not matter since it is not a documentary. Instead, it is a fictional, African gangster film. I am not saying to bring the entire family to this one, but I highly recommend mature individuals to see Viva Riva.


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Language:

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Release Date:

7 September 2011 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Viva Riva - Zu viel ist nie genug See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,314, 12 June 2011

Gross USA:

$61,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,982
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