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5 trigon movies
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Nikolaus Geyrhalter – 2002

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L'Exilé

Oumarou Ganda – 1980

Based on a traditional African tale.A king has the habit of listening to the wishes of his people whilst walking in disguise on the streets of his kingdom. One day he overhears two brothers daydreaming of marrying the king’s daughters, even if it meant being beheaded one year later. The weddings take place and one of the brothers is decapitated one year later. The other one escapes at his wife’s insistence. On a long journey full of surprising incidents our hero becomes king of a village, with wives and subjects. More

Toula ou le génie des eaux

Moustapha Alassane – 1973

The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young man in love decides to go in search of water to save the girl from a tragic end, but when he returns with good news it's too late: the genie had his satisfaction and Toula has already disappeared in the holy swamp. More

Saitane

Oumarou Ganda – 1973

A sorcerer (played by the director himself) controls all activities in a village.Manipulating the different parties, he promises love, good health and riches in exchange for the most extravagant rewards. One day someone exposes him and the sorcerer becomes the laughing stock of the whole village. Desperate, he throws himself off a cliff. More

Femmes Voitures Villas Argent

Moustapha Alassane – 1972

The frantic search for consumer goods by the low middle classes of the African cities.Ali is a modest civil servant who enjoys a pleasant life in town. One day, upon being forced by his parents to marry a woman he doesn't want, Ali is dragged into a vortex composed by “Women (Femmes), Cars (Voitures), Villas, Money (Argent)” all of which, in Niger, stand for social success. Longing for an increasingly luxurious way of life, in order to support habits he himself created, Ali is forced to steal and is arrested. More

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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