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by Corneliu Porumboiu


Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarked by the  beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of treachery and deception. A secret whistling language spoken on the Spanish island of La Gomera might just be what they need to pull it off.

international title: The Whistlers
original title: La Gomera
country: Romania, France, Germany
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu
film run: 97'
release date: RO 13/09/2019, FR 8/01/2020, BE 15/01/2020, CH 15/01/2020, NL 30/01/2020, DE 13/02/2020, AT 14/02/2020, IT 27/02/2020, UK 17/04/2020, ES 18/03/2021
screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazăr, Sabin Tambrea, Agustí Villaronga, István Teglas, Cristóbal Pinto, Antonio Buil, Sergiu Costache, Andrei Ciopec
cinematography by: Tudor Mircea
film editing: Roxana Szel
art director: Simona Paduretu
costumes designer: Dana Paparuz
producer: Patricia Poienaru, Marcela Ursu
co-producer: Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Sylvie Pialat, Olivier Père, Benoît Quainon, Sean Wheelan
associate producer: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade
line producer: Fran Borgia, Mihai Busuioc
production: 42 Km Film, Les Films du Worso, Komplizen Film
backing: Romanian National Film Center (RO), Eurimages
distributor: Ro Image SRL, Diaphana Distribution, Cherry Pickers Filmdistributie België, Filmcoopi, Cherry Pickers Filmdistributie, Alamode Film, Valmyn, Curzon Artificial Eye, MCF - MegaCom Film, Surtsey Films
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