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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)

Writer:

Djo Munga (screenplay)
8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,314, 12 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,759, 11 September 2011
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Thrilling
24 May 2011 | by amc21490See all my reviews

Viva Riva is great film. It effectively portrays a ruthless environment as its characters struggle, not just for wealth and fortune but for their lives. There is no easy path for them—this movie shows a 'fight or die' spirit that inhibits all. Viva Riva is sometimes very violent and sexual, but with great acting throughout. I've only seen a handful of movies from the region, and this is one of quality that further represents not only the hardships of the cultures there, but also the talent artistically. Extremely exciting and thrilling, Viva Riva is an action-packed drama at its best. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes exciting movies.


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