Our Top 200 Films

Since 1998, trigon-film brings outstanding movies from the south and the east to the cinemas. More than three million visitors experienced encounters with other cultures. The following list of our 200 most successful films shows the rich cultural experiences that trigon-film has made possible. Most of the movies are available on DVD and can be ordered online.

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1 La vida es silbar Fernando Pérez Cuba 121'698
2 Bodhi Dharma Yong-kyun Bae South Korea 105'949
3 El viaje Fernando Solanas Argentina 104'739
4 Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker India 77'426
5 Sur Fernando Solanas Argentina 71'568
6 Le collier perdu Nacer Khemir Tunisia 64'538
7 Bab'Aziz Nacer Khemir Tunisia 63'117
8 Yi Yi - A One and a Two Edward Yang Taiwan 53'839
9 No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas Eliseo Subiela Argentina 52'382
10 A Separation Asghar Farhadi Iran 48'399
11 Shamt al kushur - Les silences du palais Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 45'623
12 Bombón - el perro Carlos Sorin Argentina 44'253
13 The Goddess of 1967 Clara Law Australia 41'049
14 Eu, tu, eles Andrucha Waddington Brazil 40'498
15 Suite Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 40'434
16 TGV Moussa Touré Senegal 39'372
17 Un lugar en el mundo Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 39'247
18 Despabílate amor Eliseo Subiela Argentina 38'818
19 Like Father, Like Son Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 35'572
20 Pequeños milagros Eliseo Subiela Argentina 34'647
21 Nobody Knows - Dare mo shiranai Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 33'182
22 L'éternité et un jour Theo Angelopoulos Greece 32'711
23 Historias minimas Carlos Sorin Argentina 31'038
24 Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang Kaige Chen China 30'732
25 Que tan lejos Tania Hermida Ecuador 30'198
26 Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 29'641
27 Dunia - Kiss Me Not on the Eyes Jocelyne Saab Egypt 29'524
28 To vlemma tou Odyssea Theo Angelopoulos Greece 29'488
29 Conducta Ernesto Daranas Cuba 28'914
30 El lado oscuro del corazón Eliseo Subiela Argentina 26'650
31 Cinco dias sin Nora Mariana Chenillo Mexico 25'803
32 Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark Alexander Sokurow Russia 23'992
33 Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê Rithy Panh Cambodia 23'850
34 Bal - Honey Semih Kaplanoglu Turkey 23'624
35 Topio stin omichli Theo Angelopoulos Greece 23'603
36 Satin Rouge Raja Amari Tunisia 23'241
37 Wara mendel - Dance of the Wind Rajan Khosa India 23'107
38 Grbavica Jasmila Zbanic Bosnia and Herz... 22'881
39 Gori Vatra - Fuse! Pjer Zalica Bosnia and Herz... 22'633
40 Domésticas, o filme Fernando Meirelles Brazil 22'201
41 Maboroshi no hikari Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 21'513
42 El abrazo partido Daniel Burman Argentina 21'414
43 Les baliseurs du désert - El Haimoune Nacer Khemir Tunisia 20'216
44 Pequeno dicionário amoroso Sandra Werneck Brazil 20'014
45 Le grand voyage Ismaël Ferroukhi Morocco 19'936
46 Le pas suspendu de la cigogne Theo Angelopoulos Greece 19'186
47 El baño del Papa Enrique Fernández & César Charlone Uruguay 18'750
48 El entusiasmo Ricardo Larraín Chile 18'554
49 Dao ma tse - Dao ma zei Zhuangzhuang Tian, Peicheng Pan China 18'526
50 Journey to the Sun - Günese Yolculuk Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey 18'474
51 Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 18'362
52 Bamako Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 17'950
53 Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche Xiaoshuai Wang China 17'448
54 La Estrategia del caracol Sergio Cabrera Colombia 17'356
55 Bab el-Oued City Merzak Allouache Algeria 17'101
56 Intervention divine - Yadon ilaheyya Elia Suleiman Palestine 17'087
57 Whisky Pablo Stoll & Juan Pablo Rebella Uruguay 17'010
58 Memoria del saqueo Fernando Solanas Argentina 16'764
59 Congo River - Beyond Darkness Thierry Michel Democratic Repu... 16'356
60 Nemuru otoko - Sleeping Man Kohei OGURI Japan 16'205
61 Worlds Apart Christopher Papakaliatis Greece 16'109
62 Winter Sleep Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 15'892
63 Madagascar Fernando Pérez Cuba 15'753
64 El abrazo de la Serpiente Ciro Guerra Colombia 15'650
65 Una noche Lucy Mulloy Cuba 15'548
66 Quiéreme y verás Daniel Díaz Torres Cuba 15'473
67 Mossane Faye Safi Senegal 15'407
68 Ouaga Saga Dani Kouyaté Burkina Faso 15'087
69 Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis Bruno Moll Tunisia 15'011
70 Barakah Meets Barakah Mahmoud Sabbagh Saudi Arabia 14'936
71 L'enfant endormi Yasmine Kassari Morocco 14'761
72 Je chanterai pour toi Jacques Sarasin Mali 14'210
73 Un Barrage contre le Pacifique Rithy Panh Cambodia 14'160
74 Todas las azafatas van al cielo Daniel Burman Argentina 14'004
75 Pandora's Box - Pandoranin kutusu Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey 13'876
76 La teta asustada Claudia Llosa Peru 13'864
77 Be With Me Eric Khoo Singapore 13'839
78 La saison des hommes - Maussim al-riyal Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 13'750
79 Birdwatchers Marco Bechis Brazil 13'668
80 Rusalka - Mermaid Anna Melikian Russia 13'651
81 La nube Fernando Solanas Argentina 13'628
82 Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei Yoji Yamada Japan 13'587
83 Nostalgie de la campagne Dang Nhat Minh Vietnam 13'423
84 Dôlè Imunga Ivanga Gabon 13'320
85 Eleni Theo Angelopoulos Greece 13'319
86 O Thiasos - O Thiassos Theo Angelopoulos Greece 13'014
87 Madeinusa Claudia Llosa Peru 12'939
88 Na putu - On the Path Jasmila Zbanic Bosnia and Herz... 12'899
89 Casa de areia - The House of Sand Andrucha Waddington Brazil 12'761
90 West Beyrouth Ziad Doueiri Lebanon 12'744
91 Rashomon Akira KUROSAWA Japan 12'728
92 Beshkempir Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 12'548
93 Un amor Paula Hernández Argentina 12'492
94 Salvador Allende Patricio Guzmán Chile 12'387
95 El botón de nácar Patricio Guzmán Chile 12'378
96 Nicotina Hugo Rodríguez Mexico 12'271
97 Gizli yüz Ömer Kavur Turkey 12'217
98 Medianeras Gustavo Taretto Argentina 12'122
99 After Life - Wandafuru Raifu Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 11'567
100 Las aventuras de Dios Eliseo Subiela Argentina 11'415
101 Uttara Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 11'396
102 Nostalgia de la luz Patricio Guzmán Chile 11'361
103 Tokyo Godfathers Satoshi Kon Japan 11'185
104 Lumumba Raoul Peck Democratic Repu... 11'128
105 En attendant le bonheur - Heremakono Abderrahmane Sissako Mauritania 11'007
106 Once Upon A Time in Anatolia Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 10'999
107 Pizza Bethlehem Bruno Moll Switzerland 10'804
108 Mendiants et orgueilleux Asma El Bakri Egypt 10'800
109 Durak Juri Bykow Russia 10'667
110 Martín (Hache) Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 10'477
111 Charachar Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 10'386
112 El nido vacío Daniel Burman Argentina 10'384
113 Soy Cuba Michail Kalatosow Cuba 10'339
114 The Light Thief - Svet-Ake Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 10'288
115 Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba Mika Kaurismäki South Africa 10'136
116 Kosh ba kosh Bachtiar Chudonasarow Tajikistan 10'107
117 Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 9'998
118 Amandla! Lee Hirsch South Africa 9'945
119 Kekexili - Mountain Patrol Chuan LU China 9'829
120 Ndeysaan - Le prix du pardon Mansour Sora Wade Senegal 9'699
121 Madrigal Fernando Pérez Cuba 9'689
122 Nha Fala Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 9'305
123 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand 9'269
124 A Peck on the Cheek Mani Ratnam India 9'151
125 Ixcanul Jayro Bustamante Guatemala 9'065
126 Una casa con vista al mar Alberto Arvelo Venezuela 9'051
127 The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava Jorge Furtado Brazil 8'982
128 Ultimos dias en La Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 8'963
129 The Puppetmaster - Hsimeng rensheng Hsiao-hsien Hou Taiwan 8'938
130 Love Island Jasmila Zbanic Croatia 8'846
131 Sanjuro - Tsubaki Sanjûrô Akira KUROSAWA Japan 8'799
132 Daratt - Dry Season Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad 8'788
133 Lamb Yared Zeleke Ethiopia 8'710
134 Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr Annemarie Jacir Palestine 8'690
135 Anna Karenina (Vronsky's Story) Karen Schachnasarow - Shakhnazarov Russia 8'676
136 Les méduses - Meduzot Etgar Keret Israel 8'531
137 Heavenly Nomadic Mirlan Abdykalykow Kyrgyzstan 8'462
138 Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah Iran 8'218
139 The Train of Salt and Sugar Licínio Azevedo Mozambique 8'194
140 Turistas Alicia Scherson Chile 8'138
141 Cheval de vent - Aoud rih Daoud Aoulad Syad Morocco 8'105
142 Theeb - Wolf Naji Abu Nowar Jordan 7'930
143 Elsewhere Nikolaus Geyrhalter Namibia 7'904
144 What Time is it There? - Ni na bian ji dian Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan 7'840
145 Tokyo Sonata Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan 7'775
146 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez Peru 7'752
147 Les yeux bleus de Yonta Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 7'736
148 White Sun Deepak Rauniyar Nepal 7'711
149 I Love Beijing - Xiari Nuanyangyang Ying Ning China 7'613
150 Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen Shaohong Li China 7'514
151 Piravi Shaji N. Karun India 7'508
152 Gatos Viejos Sebastian Silva Pedro Peirano Chile 7'418
153 Moi et mon blanc S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 7'394
154 Ilo ilo Anthony Chen Singapore 7'113
155 Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde Catalin Mitulescu Romania 7'109
156 El corazón de Jesús Marcos Loayza Bolivia 7'094
157 Romeo And Juliet Get Married Bruno Barreto Brazil 7'006
158 Au revoir Taipei - Yi ye Tai bei Arvin Chen Taiwan 6'940
159 Okhotnik - The Hunter Serik Aprimov Kazakhstan 6'939
160 Po di sangui Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 6'866
161 Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad Abbas Kiarostami Iran 6'850
162 Mille mois - Alf Chahr Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 6'652
163 Tanna Martin Butler Bentley Dean Australia 6'628
164 Western Valeska Grisebach Bulgaria 6'556
165 Tokyo Family Yoji Yamada Japan 6'441
166 Yeelen Souleymane Cissé Mali 6'427
167 Pure Coolness - Boz Salkyn Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 6'352
168 Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker India 6'342
169 Ejforija - Euphoria Ivan Vyrypaev Russia 6'272
170 Frontier Blues Babak Jalali Iran 6'212
171 The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai Akira KUROSAWA Japan 6'204
172 Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma Cai NING Mongolia 6'197
173 Al Leil Mohamed Malas Syria 6'141
174 Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh Mani Haghighi Iran 6'055
175 Melaza Carlos Lechuga Cuba 5'990
176 Fatma Khaled Ghorbal Tunisia 5'966
177 I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo Yasujiro OZU Japan 5'964
178 Wolf and Sheep Shahrbanoo Sadat Afghanistan 5'937
179 Saratan Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 5'883
180 Silent Souls - Ovsyanki Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia 5'812
181 Lluvia Paula Hernández Argentina 5'795
182 Félicité Alain Gomis Democratic Repu... 5'758
183 Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Israel 5'733
184 Dignidad de los nadies, La Fernando Solanas Argentina 5'701
185 Okaeri Makoto Shinozaki Japan 5'642
186 A peine j'ouvre les yeux Leyla Bouzid Tunisia 5'611
187 Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec Goran Paskaljevic Serbia 5'563
188 Un soir après la guerre Rithy Panh Cambodia 5'514
189 Las vidas posibles Sandra Gugliotta Argentina 5'504
190 Swaham Shaji N. Karun India 5'427
191 Hello Hemingway Fernando Pérez Cuba 5'354
192 Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik Rok Biček Slovenia 5'286
193 Lugares comunes Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 5'266
194 Teza Haile Gerima Ethiopia 5'186
195 La mirada invisible Diego Lerman Argentina 5'146
196 Tokyo monogatari - Tokyo Story Yasujiro OZU Japan 5'121
197 L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy 5'115
198 Snijeg - Snow Aida Begic Bosnia and Herz... 5'079
199 Rara Pepa San Martin Chile 5'012
200 Stalker Andrei Tarkowski Russia 4'992

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trigon-film is a foundation with outstanding films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, pursuing the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since its foundation in 1988, trigon has distributed more than 500 titles to Swiss cinema houses, on DVD and in its online cinema. Most of these titles remain in the trigon collection so that the access to this visual legacy is maintained. Learn more