Corneliu Porumboiu's latest film already caused a sensation in the Cannes Film Festival competition of 2019. goEast presents THE WHISTLERS (LA GOMERA) as a preview at Caligari FilmBühne.
After his collusion with the mafia was discovered, undercover investigators watch every step of policeman Christis. Even his apartment is bugged. At the behest of the beautiful Gilda, posing as his lover, he travels to La Gomera. Here he is supposed to learn the secret whistling language of the islanders in order to keep up secret communications with the mafia, despite being monitored. This way Christis gets entangled in the search for 30 million euros of loot from the last coup. Yet, all parties involved play a double game and soon events are getting out of control.
Porumboiu is regarded as one of the pioneers of the new Rumanian cinema. With THE WHISTLERS he created a highly entertaining neo-noir-thriller, studded with ironic film quotes and unexpectedly hilarious elements.
Romania, France, Germany 2019
98 minutes, OV with German subtitles, FSK: from 16
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Script: Corneliu Porumboiu
Camera: Tudor Mircea
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Sabin Tambrea, Antonio Buil, Agustí Villaronga, George Pistereanu
Picture: DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Tuesday, 11.02.2020 8:00 pm, Caligari FilmBühne Wiesbaden, OV with German subtitles (Tickets)