Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Patsha Bay: Riva
Manie Malone: Nora
Hoji Fortuna: César
Marlene Longange: La Commandante
Diplome Amekindra: Azor
Alex Herabo: J.M.
Angelique Mbumb: Malou
Nzita Tumba: Mére Edo
Romain Ndomba: G.O.
Jordan N’Tunga: Anto
Thomas Bie: Jorge
Davly Ilunga: Joaquin
Bavon Diana Landa: Pé’re Gaston
Sephora Francoise: Mére de Riva
Joseph Kashala: Pé’re de Riva
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. But Riva’s main nemesis is Azor, a crime boss in the classic style: big, decadent and brutal. He’s not a man to mess with, but his girlfriend, Nora may just be the most seductive woman in all of DRC. Riva catches sight of her dancing at a nightclub and it’s not long before Nora matches the fuel cache as a coveted object of his lust.
“Viva Riva! Movie Review”, Roger Ebert
“Viva Riva! – review”, Andrew Pulver
“Viva Riva!”, Jeannette Catsoules
“Report on Film Africa: Celebrating African Cinema”, 3-13 November 2011 by Lindiwe Dovey, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1 (June 2012), pp. 113-120