The Whistlers

In The Whistlers, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law embarks on a high-stakes heist with a beautiful woman.


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.



  • 72nd Cannes Film Festival: Official competition, 2019



  • 2019 The Whistlers
  • 2018 Infinite Football (Documentary)
  • 2015 Le Treasure
  • 2014 The Second Game (Documentary)
  • 2013 When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism
  • 2009 Police, Adjective
  • 2006 12h08 East of Bucharest
  • 2004 Liviu’s Dream (Short)
  • 2003 A Trip to the City (Short)
  • 2002 Pe aripile vinului (Short)
  • 2002 Post Telefonic Suspendat Tomporar (Short)
  • 2001 Love… Sorry (Short)
  • 2000 Graffiti (Short)


Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazăr, Sabin Tambrea, Agustí Villaronga, István Teglas, Cristóbal Pinto, Antonio Buil, Sergiu Costache, Andrei Ciopec


Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cinematography: Tudor Mircea
Editing: Roxana Szel
Producers: Patricia Poienaru, Marcela Ursu
Co-Producers: Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Sylvie Pialat, Olivier Père, Benoît Quainon, Sean Wheelan
Associate Producers: Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Jim Stark
Production: 42 KM FILM (RO), Les Films du Worso (FR), Komplizen Film (DE), Arte Grand Accord (FR)
Co-Production: Bord Cadre films (CH)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 97′
Released: 2019
Language: Romanian, English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French


Original title: La Gomera