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The Whistlers
Archived: The Whistlers - La Gomera (2019)

director: Corneliu Porumboiu

With: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Agustí Villaronga, a.o.

duration: 97 minutes
Crime, Comedy

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This Romanian crime thriller by Corneliu Porumboiu revolves around a corrupt police officer, Cristi. Wooed by the charms of Gilda, he agrees to break a criminal named Zsolt out of prison and travels to a Spanish island, La Gomera, to do so. Here, he must master the island's whistling language, used primarily by Romanian gangsters to communicate. Prepare yourself for car chases, femme fatales, exotic landscapes and labyrinthian plot twists!


director: Corneliu Porumboiu
producer: Patricia Poienaru
screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography: Tudor Mircea

production company: Les Films du Worso

More info

dialogue: Romanian, English, Spanish
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Romania - France - Germany - Sweden
year: 2019


CORNELIU PORUMBOIU: Graffiti (2000, short), Love ... Sorry (2001, short), Telephone Number Temporarily Suspended (2002, short), Gone with the Wine (2002, short), A Trip to the City (2003, short), Liviu's Dream (2004, short), 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006), Police, Adjective (2009), When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013), The Second Game (2014), The Treasure (2015), Infinite Football (2018), The Whistlers (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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