Viva Riva!

Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year: 2010
Running Time: 96 min
Language: French, Lingala, and Portuguese

Viva Riva!, Djo Tunda Wa Munga, 2010, Democratic Republic of Congo, 96 min.

Riva, a small time operator returns to Kinshasa with a fortune and hijacked gasoline, after being away for a decade. He is soon entranced by beautiful night club denizen, Nora, the kept woman of a local gangster. Djo Tunda Wa Munga’s Kinshasa is a seductively vibrant, lawless, fuel-starved sprawl of shantytowns, gated villas, bordellos and nightclubs and Riva is its perfect embodiment.