Viva Riva! details
|Starring:||Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Marlene Longange, Diplome Amekindra, Alex Herabo, Angelique Mbumb, Nzita Tumba, Romain Ndomba, Tomas Bie, Davly Ilunga|
|Director:||Djo Tunda Wa Munga|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Collections:||October - World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Oct 2011|
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New AfricaBy a customer , 10 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I have seen this movie at the cinema and I thought it was brilliant, funny and daring!!!
There is a lot taboo in Africa. We rather sweep everything under the carpet and we don't talk about certain things like sex, violence and drugs, but it doesn't mean that is not happening.
We need to stop hiding from reality and face our issues. Maybe we can start to educate our people. Africa will be strong for it.
well done director
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Brilliant Few Days in the CongoBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 09 Feb 2013Good little story of the ups and downs as a wheeler dealer hits down trailed by three Angolans. Money, sex, booze, betrayal and a lesbian Army Commander. Good supporting ensemble from the Hotel Manager to the various hanger on and bribe hungry people. Goes to show that people and what they want are the same the world over, right down to the xenophobia - with the treatment of Angolans to Congolese and vice versa. Great Movie.
Wont ne going there on holiday but loved the filmBy Minny (573 reviews) from London , 18 Jun 2012I can not fault this film. It was intersting and well acted and there were some great characters showing the greedy side of nature. Seems like sex and greed is the same world over and this was a wonderful slice of life in a place I would not like to live. Well done to all those involved in this film - it leaves many Hollywood blockbusters in the shade.
Say what?By fiftrixibelle (4 reviews) , 21 Apr 2012I like a foreign film but there was definitely not enough subtitles if you don't speak the language. I got gist of it but I'm sure I missed some crucial dialogue.
If you only speak English like me, dont bother.
Kinshasa la belle, Kinshasa la poubelleBy sbadger (10 reviews) from Dorset , 01 Mar 2012Along with the cartoon sex and violence, which are not to be taken too seriously, you get some really acerbic and to the point observations about life in 21st century Africa, and some bone dry humour. I thought it was fun, and I haven't seen any other film which reminded me more vividly what it's actually like to be in a big African city hovering on the brink of anarchy, from the fuel-less cars to the wall-to-wall prostitutes. Have a look, it's safer than actually going there.
Hell holeBy jimweibo (48 reviews) from St. Albans , 08 Jan 2012At some point in this nasty movie, set in the modern day Hades of Kinshasa, one of the characters may have shown a flicker of human decency. If it happened, I must have blinked and missed it.
The film features an unappealing mix of smugglers (including the 'hero', Riva), hookers, torturers, thugs, corrupt officials and even a venal priest. The plot centres on Riva, a chancer who has just returned to Kinshasa from Angola with a truckload of stolen fuel. As a gang of Angolan heavies tries to track Riva down, he devotes himself to swilling champagne and putting the moves on the girlfriend of one of the local kingpins. Along the way there's a lot of raunchy sex and plenty of bloody violence -- this film surely merited an '18' classification.
Even the Angolan heavies are amazed at what a dump Kinshasa is. For sure, if you watch this movie, you won't be planning to head there for a little sightseeing.