Viva Riva

A blast from start to finish, Viva Riva! marks the Congo as an African filmmaking center to watch.""""
-Variety

Synopsis

Finally! An African feature film that merges the pleasures of Nollywood with sleek camerawork, satisfying genre thrills and a rare look inside the very heart of the continent.VIVA RIVA! is unprecedented: a story set in contemporary Democratic Republic of the Congo full of intrigue, music and a surprisingly frank approach to sex. 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.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French, Lingala
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 96 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

CAST
Manie Malone
Patsha Bay
DIRECTED BY
Djo Munga

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Riva (Patsha and Bay Mukuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mother Edo (Nzita Tumba). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Cesar (Hoji Fortuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Nora (Manie Malone) and Riva (Patsha and Bay Mukuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
J.M. (Alex Herabo) and Riva (Patsha and Bay Mukuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Riva (Patsha and Bay Mukuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Azor (Diplome Amekindra). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Nora (Manie Malone). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Nora (Manie Mukuna) and Azor (Diplome Amekindra). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Riva (Patsha and Bay Mukuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Nora (Manie Malone). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Nora (Manie Malone) and Riva (Patsha and Bay Mukuna). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Malou (Angelique Mbumb). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Courtesy of Mongrel Media.