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The Whistlers (2019)

La Gomera (original title)
A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.

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Corneliu Porumboiu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vlad Ivanov ... Cristi
Catrinel Marlon ... Gilda
Rodica Lazar
Agustí Villaronga ... Paco
Sabin Tambrea
István Teglas
Cristóbal Pinto ... Carlito
Antonio Buíl
George Pistereanu ... Alin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrei Barbu Andrei Barbu ... Turist on farryboat
Andrei Ciopec ... Criminalist
Sergiu Costache ... Toma
Julieta Szönyi Julieta Szönyi ... Mama
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Storyline

Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for 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 millions of euros are hidden. Written by 42 KM FILM

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Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hegyek szigete See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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$101,305
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2.35 : 1
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Die Moritat von Mackie Messer
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A fresh new look for Romanian movies
16 September 2019 | by dumitrescudragos-36409See all my reviews

Straight off, this movie is totally different to what you may be used when thinking about Romanian movies. Starting with the story, the cast (Catrinel Marlon is magnificent), the scenery, smart humor and hidden little gems (references to various famous scenes in other movies), this film makes you think you're watching more of a Hollywood movie than a Romanian one, although, as a downside, I must say certain characters seem to be portrayed a bit simplistic. The story is, to some extent, a typical police one, but the twist of using the whistling language from Gomera Island enriches the plot all around as it unfolds. I really liked the movie and I would be happy if it sets the new trend in Romanian Cinema.


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