Viva Riva!

Release date:June 10, 2011
(limited)

Studio:Music Box Films

Director:Djo Tunda Wa Munga

MPAA Rating:R (for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, brutal violence, language and some drug use)

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Starring:Patscha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Marlene Longage, Diplome Amekindra, Alex Herabo

Genre:Drama

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Plot Summary:

Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. Wads of cash in hand and out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by beautiful night club denizen Nora, the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes an Angolan crime lord relentlessly seeking the return of his stolen shipment of gasoline. Director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Kinshasa is a seductively vibrant, lawless, fuel-starved sprawl of shantytowns, gated villas, bordellos and nightclubs and Riva is its perfect embodiment.