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7.3
/10
215 Ratings

VIVA RIVA!

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Directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, 2010
Action
      Lingala
      English
      ADULT

Synopsis

Riva, a small time operator, returns to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. Wads of cash in hand, Riva is soon entranced by the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes an Angolan crime lord seeking the return of his stolen gasoline.

Our take

This slick Congolese thriller from emerging director Djo Munga (State of Mind) takes us through the crime-ridden backstreets of DR Congo’s capital with electrifying pacing and a deliciously noir-soaked nihilism. Expect plenty of sex, violence, and some tightly wound performances: Viva Riva indeed!

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Synopsis

Riva, a small time operator, returns to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. Wads of cash in hand, Riva is soon entranced by the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes an Angolan crime lord seeking the return of his stolen gasoline.

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Viva Riva!Directed byDjo Tunda Wa Munga
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Berlin International Film Festival
2011

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