H1 Romanian Black Wave: THE WHISTLERS

【TOKYO】Theatre Image Forum:9/29(WED)13:15、10/1(FRI)18:30

1work, 98min.

Romania, France, Germany

The Whisters

Corneliu PORUMBOIU / digital / 94min. / 2019

A thriller film, invited to the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition section, about agents who use whistling as a code. What’s real and what’s not? A corrupt police officer, Christie, travels to the Canary Island of La Gomera to find out where a large sum of money is hidden and learns the ancient language of whistling. The film is a meta-genre thriller from Porumboiu, a leading figure in Romanian New Wave cinema with films such as“12:08 East of Bucharest”(2006, winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival) and “The Treasure”

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