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The Whistlers
06 October 2021
  Rating 15

Romania/France/Germany 2019 97 minutes
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
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Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu moves into film noir territory with this tough, twisty, elegant and stylish double-dealing thriller. Corrupt cop Cristi (Vlad Ivanov) is a member of a Bucharest crime syndicate. He travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera as part of a plan to free a Bucharest businessman who might be the key to uncovering millions in hidden cash. Cristi is taught the art of Silbo, the secret whistling language used by shepherds that sounds like birdsong. Constantly under surveillance and never sure who he can trust, Cristi is a marked man whichever way he turns.

Cannes Film Festival 2019 Nominee Palme d’Or (Corneliu Porumboiu)