The Whistlers

La Gomera

Corrupt Romanian policeman Cristi, playing both sides of the law, arrives on the Canary Island of La Gomera, assigned to get a local mobster off the hook. In order to fulfill his task though, he must first master the whistling (and, most importantly, undetectable) language of the island, which criminals have used to secretly communicate for generations. A polished mashup of noir and gangster motifs, equipped with a delightfully prankish spirit, that tells the story of a man convinced that he is at the center of the plot, while he is just a supporting character in the background.

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Direction: Corneliu Porumboiu
Script: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography: Tudor Mircea
Editing: Roxana Szel
Actors: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea
Production: 42 km Film, Les fims du Worso, Komplizen Film
Producer/Producers: Marcela Mindru Ursu, Patricia Poienaru,Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Co-production: ARTE France Cinéma, WDR, Film I Vast, Filmgate Films, Studioul de Creatie Cinematografica
Costumes: Dana Paparuz
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Romania, France, Germany
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 98´
Distribution in Greece: Spentzos Film
Contact: Mk2 Films, intsales@mk2.com