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La belle et la meute (Flyer)

La belle et la meute

Kaouther Ben Hania – 2017

During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she’ll have to fight for her rights and her dignity. But how can Justice be made when it lies on the side of the tormentors? More

A peine j'ouvre les yeux (Flyer)

A peine j'ouvre les yeux

Leyla Bouzid – 2015

Set on the eve of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first feature from director Leyla Bouzid follows an up-and-coming underground band as they are pulled in all directions by creative energy, authoritarian oppression, and rebellion. As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear, creativity, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, and the courage to pursue their desires. More

Le challat de Tunis (Flyer)

Le challat de Tunis

Kaouther Ben Hania – 2014

Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women's buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka "The Blade", and the mere mention of his name provokes fascination and terror. Is he a lone criminal, an urban legend, or could he be the creation of a political group or religious fanatics? 10 years later, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, a stubborn young female director sets out on an investigation to unravel the mystery and discover the true Challat of Tunis. More

Sheherazade (Flyer)
Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis (Flyer)

Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis

Bruno Moll – 2007

A very special journey: In 1914 Paul Klee visited the South of Tunis. More than 90 years later, the filmmaker Nacer Khemir, a painter himself and admirer of Klee, makes the same journey, following the marks Klee has left and guiding the spectator into the tunisian culture in all its richness. We learn about Khemir's films as well as the fascination of Paul Klee and his work. More

Bab'Aziz - Le prince qui contemplait son âme (Flyer)

Bab'Aziz - Le prince qui contemplait son âme

Nacer Khemir – 2005

A visual poem of incomparable beauty, this masterpiece from director Nacer Khemir (Wanderers of the Desert) begins with the story of a blind dervish named Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. More

Poupées d'argile - Araïs al-Teïn (Flyer)
Satin Rouge (Flyer)

Satin Rouge

Raja Amari – 2002

Tunis in present days of 2002. After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst she's looking for Salma late one night, attractive Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of the place, Lilia gets consistently drawn back to it. Shy first and reserved towards the night-life-scenery she becomes friend with one of the belly dancers and is encouraged into dancing for the audience. More

Fatma (Flyer)
La saison des hommes - Maussim al-riyal (Flyer)

La saison des hommes - Maussim al-riyal

Moufida Tlatli – 2000

Atmospheric drama about a young wife who must bear her husband a child if she ever wishes to escape the island of Djerba and join him in Tunis. More

Shamt al kushur - Les silences du palais (Flyer)

Shamt al kushur - Les silences du palais

Moufida Tlatli – 1994

The news that Prince Sid'Ali has died suddenly confronts 25-year-old Ali with her past again. During the funeral she visits the palace where she spent her childhood and adolescence and where her mother was a servant. She never knew her father - he may even have been the prince. As she wanders the deserted corridors, the images of her youth return, such as her forbidden friendship with Sarra, daughter of one of the princes, who taught Alia to love the lute. More

  • The Silences in the Palace - Shamt al kushur DVD
    DVD The Silences in the Palace
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Le collier perdu - Tawk al hamama al mafkoud (Flyer)

Le collier perdu - Tawk al hamama al mafkoud

Nacer Khemir – 1991

The fairy tale "the dove's lost necklace" by Nacer Khemir tells the story of Hassan, a young man who is taught calligraphy by his master. One day he runs across a portion of an old text which convinces him that it holds the secrets to love. With the help of an impudent young boy and the boy's monkey (whom the boy thinks is an enchanted prince), Hassan sets out to find the rest of the manuscript. What he finds instead is the beauteous Aziz. Despite their being separated by war, they are soon reunited. More

  • The lost Necklace of the Dove - Le collier perdu de la colombe DVD
    DVD The lost Necklace of the Dove
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Les baliseurs du désert - El Haimoune (Flyer)

Les baliseurs du désert - El Haimoune

Nacer Khemir – 1984

It is in a village lost at the bottom of the desert, a young teacher was named, to teach, but there is no school. Through the yant glance foudro of a girl, our teacher is aspired by another world to the suspended time where côtoient Thousand and One Nights. Coordinate all the hidden force of an underground memory. One of the most beautiful desert movies, in which storyteller and painter Nacer Khemir tells us the journey of a young teacher that arrives in a desert village. 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