Prudence’s life is ideal until the day her parents-in-law decide to help her and her husband solve a problem.
Prudence and Maurice are a Congolese couple who seems to have done everything right in life. Married since twelve years, they live in France where they own a restaurant together. Life is fantastic, except for one thing. They do not have children.

Back home Maurice’s parents, who are afraid that the villagers will laugh at their eldest son, are getting impatient waiting for him and his wife produce grandchildren. They send a young virgin to their son to solve the problem. Maurice is torn between loyalty to his wife and the need to live up to his parents’ expectations.

The Rival is a comedy that deals with a serious matter and that resonates well with Africans in the Diaspora who can identify with the challenge of living up to the ideals of two rather different worlds.