If you’re a frequent reader of The Playlist, then the odds are that you’ve seen quite a few crime films, particularly those of the heist variety. And even with that knowledge of what you should expect from a film that follows the heist formula, you’ll likely be surprised by what you’ll see in “The Whistlers.”
With “The Whistlers” arriving in theaters this week, we’re proud to offer our readers an exclusive look at a clip from the film, which puts a new spin on the heist genre thanks to the use of a unique language. The film tells the story of a police inspector and a beautiful woman that attempt a heist. However, to help them along the way, they venture to the Canary Islands to learn a new language composed of whistling.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking “The Whistlers” is somehow a silly film because of the whistling. As seen in the exclusive clip, there’s still plenty of intrigue and suspense, as we see Gilda using her gun to sneak up on a would-be threat.
The film stars Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Agustí Villaronga, Cristóbal Pinto, Sergiu Costache, and Antonio Buíl. “The Whistlers” is written and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, who is probably best known for his previous films such as “12:08 East of Bucharest,” “Police, Adjective,” and “The Treasure.”
In our review, we said, “With his latest effort ‘The Whistlers,’ the director sets himself further apart from the fellow countrymen by injecting a comedy with pronounced noir influences. This comedic thriller is witty and diverting without selling out on the Romanian reputation of thoughtful, challenging work.”
“The Whistlers” arrives in theaters this Friday. You can watch the exclusive clip, as well as the trailer, below.
Here’s the synopsis:
In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.