Synopsis:
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.
Cast:
Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Marlene Longange, Alex Herabo, Diplome Amekindra, ...
Recent selection(s):
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin)
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto)
Director's filmography:
- Viva Riva! (2010 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Fiction
Year of production:
2010
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
96'
Original Version:
Français
Majority:
Yes
Sales:
Beta Cinema
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"A blast from start to finish"
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