Gomera

V'19

La Gomera

Corneliu Porumboiu
RO/F/D, 2019
Features, 98min, OmdU

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La Gomera

Corneliu Porumboiu
RO/F/D, 2019
Features, 98min, OmdU

Mo
28
Okt 19
23:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
So
03
Nov 19
21:00
Gartenbaukino
Mit: 
Vlad Ivanov
Cristi
Catrinel Marlon
Gilda
Rodica Lazar
Agustí Villaronga
Paco
Cristóbal Pinto
Carlito
Drehbuch: 
Corneliu Porumboiu
Kamera: 
Tudor Mircea
Schnitt: 
Roxana Szel
Ausstattung: 
Simona Paduretu
Kostüm: 
Dana Paparuz

Produktion: 
42 km Film
Les Films du Worso
Komplizen Film
Weltvertrieb: 
mk2 Films
Verleih in Österreich: 
Thimflm
Format: 
DCP
Farbe

Hommage an den Film noir und dessen Dekonstruktion zugleich: Cristi, ein vielleicht korrupter Polizist, findet sich in der schwierigen Position wieder, von zwei Seiten gleichzeitig zur Kooperation erpresst zu werden: von einem Verbrecherring einerseits und von der eigenen Vorgesetzten andererseits. Dann ist da Gilda, die Femme fatale, die vielleicht auf seiner Seite steht – oder auch nicht. Um seinen Teil einer Abmachung zu erfüllen, muss Cristi nach La Gomera, um dort die klandestine „Pfeif-Sprache“ zu erlernen, aber das überraschende Finale wird sich vor der Kulisse der märchenhaften Leuchtturmgärten von Singapur abspielen. (Barbara Schweizerhof)

 

On La Gomera in the Canaries, there exists a language that is whistled, not spoken. The high-pitched tones carry perfectly from mountain peak to mountain peak, just as they do between the tall buildings of a city like Bucharest, where secret codes are desperately needed, as everybody there seems to be watching everybody else. A middle-aged policeman named Cristi thus arrives on the island to learn how to whistle, lured there by a mysterious woman called Gilda, the perfect name for a femme fatale, as film history suggests. The two of them are to return home and apply their new linguistic skills to carry out a heist, before splitting the loot with their trigger-happy Spanish cohorts. But nothing is ever that simple, whether in life or on the silver screen, as there are always new characters with new pieces of compromising information, each introduced with their own brightly colored title card, and Romanian loyalty isn’t what it used to be. Cinema tells us there’ll be twists and turns, all manner of double-crossings and an inevitable showdown, although the precise path is impossible to predict. Is there anything more deliciously entertaining than being taken for a merry ride? (James Lattimer)

Corneliu Porumboiu: GRAFFITI (2000, K), LOVE... SORRY (2001, K), POST TELEFONIC SUSPENDAT TEMPORAR (2002, K), CALATORIE LA ORAS (2003, K), 12:08 EAST OF BUCAREST (2006), POLICE, ADJECTIVE (2009), THE UNSAVED (2013), WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST (2013), THE SECOND GAME (2014), THE TREASURE (2015), FOTBAL INFINIT (2018)