Viva Riva!


2011, 96 mins
Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Starring: Manie Malone, Patsha Bay, Hoji Fortuna, Djo Tunda Wa Munga

VIVA RIVA! is a hard-hitting Congolese crime drama from first-time director Djo Tunda wa Munga.

Playing out on the unforgiving streets of Kinshasa, the plot focuses on a bloody gang war that erupts following a dispute during a fuel shortage that has seen the price of petrol skyrocket.

Seeking an opportunity to turn a profit out of a social crisis, Riva (newcomer Bay) attempts to intercept a delivery of oil barrels with his witless sidekick. As it happens, they're not the only ones to have had the idea.

VIVA RIVA! swept the 7th African Movie Academy Awards, coming away with six statuettes including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Cinematography.

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