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The Whistlers Rated 15

The Whistlers

Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu. Romania, 2019. 1h 38m. Romanian/subs. Starring Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga, Sabin Tambrea, István Teglas.

A corrupt detective from Bucharest becomes entangled in a high stakes heist taking him to the Canaries where he has to learn the local dialect – a secret whistling language – to pull off the deal of a lifetime. A twisty, eccentric crime thriller from Romanian New Wave writer and director Corneliu Porumboiu.

‘Romanian film-maker Corneliu Porumboiu dispenses with the miserabilism associated with his country's cinema in this tart romp about a tangle of double crossings.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Observer

‘This is easily Porumboiu’s most crowd-pleasing film to date, with enough which-side-is-he-really-on? moments to rival The Departed, or at the very least Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, or a season’s worth of Line of Duty.’ ★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph


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