THE WHISTLERS
Film - CineCoPro Competition Filmfest 2019

THE WHISTLERS

Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Info

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Section: CineCoPro Competition
Country: Germany, France, Romania
Year: 2019
PT: LA GOMERA
OT: LA GOMERA
Language: English, Romanian, Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea
18+

Logline

THE WHISTLERS

Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistleblower for the Mafia, is going to La Gomera island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania, he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language, he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison. Zsolt is the only one who knows where 30 million euros are hidden.

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Meet the director

THE WHISTLERS

Corneliu Porumboiu

Corneliu Porumboiu was born in Vaslui, Romania, in 1975. He graduated from Ion Luca Caragiale University in Bucharest in 2003. His first feature film, 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006) was a humorous take on the Romanian revolution of 1989; it received a Golden Camera in Cannes for best new film. Three years later, POLICE, ADJECTIVE, about a police officer's personal crisis, was awarded the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize in the section Un Certain Regard. Most recently, his comedy THE TREASURE (2016) was shown in German cinemas. In this film, Porumboiu tells the story of two neighbors who search for a buried family treasure. THE WHISTLERS (2019) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Credits

Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
Director of Photography: Tudor Mircea
Film Editor: Roxana Szel
Production Designer: Arantxa Etcheverria Porumboiu
Costume Design: Dana Paparuz
Producer: Marcela Ursu, Patricia Poienaru
Production Company: 42 Km Film
Co-Producer: Sylvie Pialat, Alejandro Arenas, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Co-Production Company: Les Films du Worso, Komplizen Film GmbH
World Sales: MK2 Films
Distributor: Alamode Filmdistribution oHG