Viva Riva trailer
I hadn't heard anything about Viva Riva until this trailer and it has me intrigued, not because the trailer tells us anything because it really doesn't, it's just a series of snapshots of moments from the film, but there are a few comments from reviewers that made me look a little deeper and watch another trailer online for the film.
This first one is for those of more mature years only, it's not full of gore or sex, but there are a lot more adult themes through it than you might normally be happy with...or there might not be enough for you!
Here's the trailer for Viva Riva that's just been released, it's not that good at telling us what's going on so bear with me and you'll see another one that does.
This is an older trailer that tells us a little more, even with the annoying voiceover that doesn't suit the film it shows us more of what the story is about, and there are some more review quotes to tell us that it's worth watching.
With it, and more importantly, comes a full blurb for the film.
"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."
Right, now for that trailer.
The film comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was made last year, but it's just getting a UK and Ireland release after going around some festivals and doing rather well for it too.