8:00 PM, 22nd February, 2012
Congolese writer and director Munga takes us to his hometown of Kinshasa, here represented as a place of nightclubs, brothels and back streets, where sex and violence flamboyantly follow money, and fleshy love scenes and gory gunfights abound. A sultry, neo-noir tale of vengeance, the Congo location provides a point of difference which maintains audience interest throughout. Against a background of a fuel-shortage, the story follows smart and ambitious newly-arrived Angolan crook Riva (Bay) and his side-kick JM (Herabo) who discover a secret stockpile of gasoline in Kinshasa and seek to make a killing - if they can keep out of the way of local gang lord Azor (Amekindra).
The two carve a path of drinking and whoring, until Riva is brought-up by unexpectedly falling for Nora (Malone), Azor's girlfriend. In this raw, terminally-amoral society where no one can be trusted, crime proliferates and corruption greases every transaction - even the church seeks its part of the action. It all adds up to mayhem.
For those who like their entertainment full of fast-paced action, well-lubricated by a copious volume of sex, blood and violence, it's a lot of fun. For the more faint-hearted: give it a go, you may be surprised at this small film with big ambitions.