If you thought the big petrol companies were already guilty of extortion at the pumps then you should move to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In a country with the second lowest gross domestic product per capita, fuel is almost literally liquid gold...even if the country is sitting on an estimated $23 trillion-worth of untapped natural resources.
Unsurprisingly, it's a breeding ground for crime and Riva (Bay) - a low-level crimmo with big ideas - hopes to carve out a lucrative slice by pinching a truck-worth of gasoline from his boss, creepy Snoop Dogg clone Cesar (Fortuna).
After arriving in the teeming CDR capital Kinshasa, he sets about offloading his stolen fuel and - living it up on the proceeds - spots flame-haired Nora (Malone) gyrating seductively at a nightclub.
Pretty soon he learns that both Nora and his hoard of petrol are off-limits...and Nora's mobster boyfriend as well as Cesar and a couple of goons are out to hurt him something rotten.
First-time director Munga's trump card is the story's setting in the chaos of Kinshasa, a knackered urban sprawl where gleaming tower blocks sit cheek-by-jowl with sordid shanty towns.
Unfortunately, none of the characters is particularly sympathetic, which Riva revealed as a duplicitous bully who probably gets the beating he deserves from his equally obnoxious pursuers.
Still, it's never less than watchable and Malone - with a hypnotically alluring performance - is a real star in the making.