The Whistlers

The Whistlers

Romania | 2019 | 97 min. | Corneliu Porumboiu

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In The Whistlers, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

Synopsis courtesy Magnolia Pictures

"If the Coen brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers, which is a way of explaning why I like it."—A.O. Scott, The New York Times

  • Original Language Title: La Gomera
  • Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
  • Principal Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Antonio Buil
  • Country: Romania, France, Germany, Sweden
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 97 min.
  • Producer: Marcela Ursu, Patricia Poienaru
  • Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
  • Cinematographers: Tudor Mircea RSC
  • Editors: Roxana Szel
  • Production Designer: Simona Paduretu
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Infinite Football; The Treasure; The Second Game; When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism; Police, Adjective; East of Bucharest
  • Language: Romanian, English, Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures