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Viva Riva!

Yönetmen Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Kongo - Kinsasa, Fransa, 2010
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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.


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!

Viva Riva! Yönetmen Djo Tunda Wa Munga

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It plays like an updated, extended version of 1930s gangster classics – with nods to Lino Brocka’s 1970s Filipino classics, and several larcenous borrowings from Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way (1993).
June 14, 2013
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Munga captures the particular vibe released by this mixture of carpe diem and self-destructive instinct.
February 11, 2011
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“Oh my god, this is a Tony Scott film,” said a friend, during one of the many times we leaned towards one another over the empty seat between us. If it weren’t for a psychologically blank, feckless-slick playboy in the lead, the film may be perfect, an efficient and fluidly caricatured crime story where money is the focus of all desire and movement, be it of plot or cinema.
September 09, 2010
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