Opening June 10th, in New York and Los Angeles, Djo Tunda Wa Munga’s Congo-Kinshasa-set crime thriller, Viva Riva – a film I saw and reviewed enthusiastically earlier this year (calling it a pulsating look at a post-war city), has a new official trailer for the North American audience, courtesy of North American distributor, Music Box.
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, and we’ve been tracking it for several months now.
Its synopsis, again, reads as follows: Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. Wads of cash in hand and out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by beautiful night club denizen Nora, the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes an Angolan crime lord relentlessly seeking the return of his stolen shipment of gasoline.
Watch the trailer below, which reveals more than previous have: