Whistling is something that you can either do or you can’t. For those who can’t, there’s nothing funnier than watching them try to make the high-pitched sound from their pursed lips. Well, if those non-whistlers existed in the world of “The Whistlers,” they’d be shit out of luck.
As seen in the trailer for the film, “The Whistlers” is about a group of criminals attempting to pull off some sort of big job. However, to keep their plans a secret, they have developed a very special form of communication — whistling. That’s right, the criminals think that if they whistle the details of the crime and communicate through high-pitched noises, they’ll blend in with the birds. It’s patently ridiculous, but also a bit genius, right?
We were able to catch “The Whistlers” when it debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. 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” 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.”
“The Whistlers” is expected to be released on February 20, 2020.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.