The Whistlers (La Gomera) directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, that premiered at 2019 Cannes Film Festival is Romania’s pick for submission in the Best International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars.
The film, stars Vlad Ivanov as Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, and is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison. Zsolt is the only one who knows where 30 millions of euros are hidden.
In addition to Vlad Ivanov, The Whistlers also stars Catrinel Marlon (Menghia), Rodica Lazăr, Sabin Țambrea, Julieta Szönyi, George Piștereanu, István Teglas, Agustí Villaronga, Cristóbal Pinto and Antonio Buíl.