Viva Riva!

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.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Djo Munga

Cast:

  • Patsha Bay
  • Manie Malone
  • Marlene Longange
  • Alex Herabo
  • Angelique Mbumb
  • Nzita Tumba
  • Davly Ilunga
  • Romain Ndomba
  • Tomas Bie

Writer:

  • Djo Munga

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