Timbuktu (Flyer)

Timbuktu

Timbuktu is silent, the doors closed, the streets empty. No more music, no tea, no cigarettes, no bright colors, no laughs. The women have become shadows. The religious fundamentalists are spreading terror in the region.  In the dunes, away from the chaos, Kidane enjoys a quiet life with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya and Issan, his little shepherd. But his peace is short-lived. After accidentally killing Amadou, a fisherman who stroke down his favorite cow, Kidane must face the law of the new foreign rulers determined to defeat an open and tolerant Islam. More

On the Rumba River - Wendo (Flyer)

On the Rumba River - Wendo

Travelling up and down the majestic river Congo on a disheveled boat, the young orphan Antoine Kolosoy composed his first songs on a beat up old guitar. As he gained renown, the young “Wendo,” as he was now known, was persecuted by the church and his music banned by the Belgian Colonial authorities, who feared his joyful rhythms would stir unrest. Wendo became a professional boxer for a time, but he never put down his guitar for long, and when his first album was released in 1948 he became the first superstar of Congolese Rumba. More

Grbavica (Flyer)

Grbavica

Esma (Mirjana Karanovic) is living with her 12-year-old daughter Sara (Luna Mijovic) in Grbavica, a quarter of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Saras class plans to go on a school trip. Since children of fallen warriors in the last war are not supposed to pay, Sara thinks that she is one of them (because her mother told her that her father got killed in war). Esma has two things to deal with and that is the explanation to her only child that she was raped and that Sara's father is not a fallen warrior, and she has to collect the money for her daughter to go to the school trip. More

Congo River - Beyond Darkness (Flyer)

Congo River - Beyond Darkness

More than 4 000 km through the immense forest équatorial... Beyond the technical and human performance (seven months of turning under extreme conditions), it is with a diving in the heart of a bloodless but splendid country that the film delivers throughout course of this majestic river. More

Dunia - Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (Flyer)

Dunia - Kiss Me Not on the Eyes

Jocelyne SaabEgypt – 2006

After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explains to the perplexed jury that a woman can't move her body or evoke act of love when society ask women to hide their femininity. She is selected and meets Beshir, an intellectual and activist who will supervise her thesis on ecstasy in Sufi love poetry. Their attraction is mutual. More

Ejforija - Euphoria (Flyer)

Ejforija - Euphoria

Ivan VyrypaevRussia – 2006

In an amazingly beautiful place, on the bank of the wide Don, in a remote, half-destroyed village, surrounded by only steppe for hundreds of miles, a real drama takes place. An unexpected passionate love between a young man and a married woman literally destroys the lives of not only the main characters, but also their close ones. More

Daratt - Dry Season (Flyer)

Daratt - Dry Season

After a forty-year civil war, the radio in Chad announces that the government has decided to grant amnesty to all war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim (Ali Bacha Barkai), a 16-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys him and, armed with his father's own gun, he goes in search of Nassara (Youssouf Djaoro), the man who made him an orphan before he was born. It does not take long before he finds him. Nassara is running a bakery. More

Opera Jawa - Opera Java (Flyer)

Opera Jawa - Opera Java

Inspired by the famous story “The Abduction of Sita” from the great classic of ancient Indian and South East-Asian literature the Ramayana, OPERA JAWA is a musical like no other in cinema. It tells of a passionate love triangle that leads inexorably to conflict, violence and death. Setio and his wife Siti, run a pottery business in a small village where Ludiro, a powerful and ruthless butcher, controls all the trading activities. When the couple’s business collapses, Ludiro, who has always been in love with Siti, seizes his chance, abducts and tries to seduce her. More

Kekexili - Mountain Patrol (Flyer)

Kekexili - Mountain Patrol

Chuan LUChina – 2005

When Beijing journalist Ga Yu arrives at the mystical camp of the Kekexili Mountain Patrol, he witnesses a Tibetan funeral and a village in mourning. Ga Yu is determined to uncover the real story behind the mysterious disappearance of patrol volunteers, the killing of rare Tibetan antelopes and the rumor that the Mountain Patrol collaborates with the poachers. Ga Yu joins a patrol headed out into 40,000 square kilometers of wilderness. More

Les Artistes du théâtre brûlé (Flyer)

Les Artistes du théâtre brûlé

Rithy PanhCambodia – 2005

While much of Cambodia's cultural heritage was eradicated through the deaths of many artists during the Khmer Rouge era, the country's main theatrical structure, Preah Suramarit National Theatre remained standing throughout the Cambodian Civil War, even occasionally being used by the communist regime for official visits and propaganda pageants. Ironically, it was while the theatre was undergoing repairs in 1994 that it caught fire, was heavily damaged and has never been restored. More

  • The artists of the burned theatre DVD
    DVD The artists of the burned thea...
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava (Flyer)

The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava

Jorge FurtadoBrazil – 2003

The 20-year-old narrator André (Lázaro RamosI, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spy's with a telescope. Becoming more and more attracted to her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes she works in a clothing shop. He works in a xerox place and makes a copy of a brand new 50 real bill in order to buy a dress from her store. This becomes a vice and he begins to photocopy more and more money, until it gets out of control. However, things begin to go wrong when he decides that photcopying is not the only way to make money... More

The Goddess of 1967 (Flyer)

The Goddess of 1967

Clara LawAustralia – 2000

A Japanese man searches the internet looking for his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS (in French: Déesse, or "Goddess") . He locates one in Australia and travels there to buy it. Upon his arrival he finds the seller dead. A 17 year-old blind girl tells him she can take him to find the real owner. Together they embark on a strange and erotic journey into the arid Australian desert, populated by abandoned mining towns - a desolate land and a dark haunting past. More

Journey to the Sun - Günese Yolculuk (Flyer)

Journey to the Sun - Günese Yolculuk

Yesim UstaogluTurkey – 1999

A story of friendship, courage and a politically naive man’s transformation into someone painfully aware of the social realities in contemporary Turkey … Mehmet and Berzan, two young men from different regions of Turkey bond together as lower – class citizens in Istanbul. When Mehmet is unjustly arrested, his frightened roomates evict him and he loses his job. Mehmet’s loyalty to Berzan will eventually force him to disregard an uncompassionate bureaucracy and embark on a journey eastward across Turkey. More

Marat, tueur à gages (Flyer)
West Beyrouth (Flyer)
Goodbye South, Goodbye - Nanguo zaijian, nanguo (Flyer)

Goodbye South, Goodbye - Nanguo zaijian, nanguo

Hsiao-hsien HouTaiwan – 1996

This movie gives us a glimpse at life in northern Taiwan. The main person is Kao, a 37-years-old man who has constantly to solve problems created by his younger brother Flat Head and his girlfriend Pretzel. As a non-stop schemer, Kao devises a plan to raise money by trading subsidized pigs to the government for cash. The ruse works, but when the temperamental Flat Head antagonizes the wrong people, the two find themselves caught up in a dangerous game of corrupt politics. More

  • Goodbye South, Goodbye - Nanguo zaijian, nanguo DVD
    DVD Goodbye South, Goodbye
    CHF 15.00 / EUR 13.00
Chronique d'une disparition - Segell Ikhtifà (Flyer)
  • Chronicle of a Disappearance DVD
    DVD Chronicle of a Disappearance
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Bab el-Oued City (Flyer)

Bab el-Oued City

Bab El-Oued, a popular district of Algier, in 1989, a few months after the riots. Young Boualem works six nights a week in a French bakery. On the rooftop of his apartment building the fundamentalists have installed a loudspeaker which is now broadcasting the Imam's word and the fundamentalist's hateful propaganda and therefore preventing Boualem from sleeping. Unable to stand the noise any longer, in a fit of madness, he destroys the loudspeaker and throws it into the sea. But he's quickly filled with guilt and apprehension for what he has done. More

Mendiants et orgueilleux - Chahatine wa noubala'a (Flyer)

Mendiants et orgueilleux - Chahatine wa noubala'a

Asma El BakriEgypt – 1991

Gohar is fifty years old and teaches history and philosophy at university. One day he decides to leave this place and to live as a beggar, just like his friend, a poet, who owns nothing and wants nothing and as such feels absolutely free. All he needs is a little bit of hash as well as some peace of mind. In a moment when he has neither of that he strangles a prostitute without any real reason. Nour el Din, who is commissioned to investigate the case, is groping in the dark with the solution of the murder. More

Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen (Flyer)

Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen

Shaohong LiChina – 1990

The young teacher Li Mingguang is to be murdered in the north of China because of having taken the virginity from the young girl Li Pingwa. The whole family wants to take revenge on him for that, even the whole village. Critical of society, the film is about the backgrounds origin of the deed. This is shown through the inquiries on the part of the prosecution, the conversations between the villagers and the social structures of the place. More

L'homme sur les quais (Flyer)
Kosh ba kosh (Flyer)
  • Kosh ba Kosh - Odds and Evens DVD
    DVD Kosh ba Kosh
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
  • trigon-film edition 25: Central Asia DVD
    DVD trigon-film edition 25: Central...
    CHF 27.00 / EUR 24.00
Piravi (Flyer)

Piravi

Shaji N. KarunIndia – 1988

An ageing father waits, in vain, at the bus stop for his son Raghu, a student at the University of Trivandrum, who is supposed to be coming home for the holidays. The elderly Chakyar’s eager happiness slowly turns to disappointment and then anxiety. After several days with no news of Raghu, his family learn that the police have arrested him for singing revolutionary songs at the university’s annual fête. Chakyar goes to the capital, hoping to find support from the Minister of Internal Affairs, and is soon joined by his daughter, who does not, however, share his optimism. More

Sur (Flyer)

Sur

Floreal is released from prison prior to the end of a military coup d'état in 1983. Coming home he discovers that his wife has cheated on him and so is not sure he wants to return to his former life and family. A friend called El-Negro, who was killed during the miliary coup in the streets of Buenos Aires, appears in the night with a special mission: to help Floreal face what has happened when he was serving time in prison. El-Negro helps him to live through the important events that happened in his absence. More

Finye (Flyer)
La notte di San Lorenzo (Flyer)
  • Night of the Shooting Stars - The Night of San Lorenzo DVD
    DVD Night of the Shooting Stars
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00

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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