THE WHISTLERS – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

There’s something playful and very exciting in the way that Corneliu Porumboiu experiments with language in The Whistlers, a heist thriller enhanced by the clever but never smug exploration of the power of language. The film exemplifies how the genius of the Romanian New Wave continues to take new and exciting forms.

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THE WHISTLERS – Review by Leslie Combemale

I’m all for whistling while you work, but Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu takes it to a new level in his The Whistlers, a heist flick centered on crooks learning an ancient whistling language in order to break a drug dealer and money launderer out of prison to get at the 30 million Euros he’s got stashed somewhere. It’s a very convoluted story full of betrayals, treachery, and ultimately, full of confusion.

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