Our Top 250 Films

Since 1988 trigon-film has been releasing outstanding films from South and East to the cinemas. Over four million viewers have had encounters with other cultures and enriching viewing experiences. The list of the 250 most successful films shows the rich cultural experiences that trigon-film has made possible and continues making. Most of the films have also been released on DVD, can be ordered online via the film shop or can be viewed on the art house platform filmingo.ch.

  Film Directed by Country Admissions
1 La vida es silbar Fernando Pérez Cuba 122'694
2 Bodhi-Dharma Yong-kyun Bae South Korea 106'071
3 El viaje Fernando Solanas Argentina 105'273
4 Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker India 77'426
5 Sur Fernando Solanas Argentina 71'641
6 Le collier perdu de la colombe Nacer Khemir Tunisia 64'711
7 Bab'Aziz Nacer Khemir Tunisia 63'195
8 Yi Yi - A One and a Two Edward Yang Taiwan 53'901
9 No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas Eliseo Subiela Argentina 52'741
10 A Separation Asghar Farhadi Iran 48'765
11 Shamt al kushur - Les silences du palais Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 45'623
12 Bombón - el perro Carlos Sorin Argentina 44'448
13 The Goddess of 1967 Clara Law Australia 41'115
14 Eu, tu, eles Andrucha Waddington Brazil 40'498
15 Suite Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 40'479
16 TGV Moussa Touré Senegal 39'532
17 Un lugar en el mundo Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 39'247
18 Despabílate amor Eliseo Subiela Argentina 38'974
19 Like Father, Like Son Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 35'823
20 Pequeños milagros Eliseo Subiela Argentina 34'759
21 L'éternité et un jour Theo Angelopoulos Greece 34'010
22 Nobody Knows - Dare mo shiranai Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 33'447
23 Historias minimas Carlos Sorin Argentina 31'158
24 Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang Kaige Chen China 30'732
25 Que tan lejos Tania Hermida Ecuador 30'478
26 Dunia - Kiss Me Not on the Eyes Jocelyne Saab Egypt 29'919
27 Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 29'879
28 To vlemma tou Odyssea Theo Angelopoulos Greece 29'490
29 Conducta Ernesto Daranas Cuba 28'164
30 El lado oscuro del corazón Eliseo Subiela Argentina 26'740
31 Cinco dias sin Nora Mariana Chenillo Mexico 25'911
32 Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark Alexander Sokurow Russia 23'992
33 Bal - Honey Semih Kaplanoglu Turkey 23'856
34 Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê Rithy Panh Cambodia 23'850
35 Topio stin omichli Theo Angelopoulos Greece 23'723
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... 23'013
39 Gori Vatra - Fuse! Pjer Zalica Bosnia and Herz... 22'633
40 Domésticas, o filme Fernando Meirelles Brazil 22'213
41 Maboroshi no hikari Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 21'991
42 El abrazo partido Daniel Burman Argentina 21'414
43 Les baliseurs du désert Nacer Khemir Tunisia 20'216
44 Le grand voyage Ismaël Ferroukhi Morocco 20'052
45 Pequeno dicionário amoroso Sandra Werneck Brazil 20'014
46 Le pas suspendu de la cigogne Theo Angelopoulos Greece 19'323
47 Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 19'086
48 El baño del Papa Enrique Fernández & César Charlone Uruguay 18'830
49 Journey to the Sun - Günese Yolculuk Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey 18'676
50 El entusiasmo Ricardo Larraín Chile 18'554
51 Dao ma tse - Dao ma zei Zhuangzhuang Tian, Peicheng Pan China 18'526
52 Tel Aviv On Fire Sameh Zoabi Palestine 18'089
53 Bamako Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 18'042
54 Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche Xiaoshuai Wang China 17'563
55 La Estrategia del caracol Sergio Cabrera Colombia 17'552
56 Bab el-Oued City Merzak Allouache Algeria 17'226
57 Intervention divine - Yadon ilaheyya Elia Suleiman Palestine 17'178
58 Wajib Annemarie Jacir Palestine 17'156
59 Whisky Pablo Stoll & Juan Pablo Rebella Uruguay 17'010
60 Memoria del saqueo Fernando Solanas Argentina 16'876
61 Worlds Apart Christopher Papakaliatis Greece 16'581
62 El abrazo de la Serpiente Ciro Guerra Colombia 16'402
63 Congo River - Beyond Darkness Thierry Michel Democratic Repu... 16'356
64 Nemuru otoko - Sleeping Man Kohei OGURI Japan 16'205
65 Winter Sleep Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 16'012
66 Madagascar Fernando Pérez Cuba 15'753
67 Una noche Lucy Mulloy Cuba 15'578
68 Quiéreme y verás Daniel Díaz Torres Cuba 15'473
69 Barakah Meets Barakah Mahmoud Sabbagh Saudi Arabia 15'443
70 Mossane Faye Safi Senegal 15'407
71 Ouaga Saga Dani Kouyaté Burkina Faso 15'317
72 Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis Bruno Moll Tunisia 15'091
73 L'enfant endormi Yasmine Kassari Morocco 14'791
74 Un Barrage contre le Pacifique Rithy Panh Cambodia 14'210
75 Je chanterai pour toi Jacques Sarasin Mali 14'210
76 Birds of Passage Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego Colombia 14'171
77 La teta asustada Claudia Llosa Peru 14'136
78 Todas las azafatas van al cielo Daniel Burman Argentina 14'004
79 Pandora's Box - Pandoranin kutusu Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey 13'909
80 Be With Me Eric Khoo Singapore 13'851
81 Birdwatchers Marco Bechis Brazil 13'778
82 La saison des hommes - Maussim al-riyal Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 13'776
83 Rusalka - Mermaid Anna Melikian Russia 13'671
84 Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei Yoji Yamada Japan 13'667
85 Rashomon Akira KUROSAWA Japan 13'661
86 La nube Fernando Solanas Argentina 13'628
87 Nostalgie de la campagne Dang Nhat Minh Vietnam 13'423
88 Dôlè Imunga Ivanga Gabon 13'320
89 Eleni Theo Angelopoulos Greece 13'319
90 O Thiasos - The Travelling Players Theo Angelopoulos Greece 13'171
91 Na putu - On the Path Jasmila Zbanic Bosnia and Herz... 12'984
92 West Beyrouth Ziad Doueiri Lebanon 12'982
93 Madeinusa Claudia Llosa Peru 12'939
94 Casa de areia - The House of Sand Andrucha Waddington Brazil 12'761
95 Un amor Paula Hernández Argentina 12'647
96 El robo del siglo Ariel Winograd Argentina 12'558
97 Beshkempir Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 12'556
98 El botón de nácar Patricio Guzmán Chile 12'500
99 Salvador Allende Patricio Guzmán Chile 12'387
100 Medianeras Gustavo Taretto Argentina 12'307
101 Nicotina Hugo Rodríguez Mexico 12'292
102 Gizli yüz Ömer Kavur Turkey 12'217
103 After Life - Wandafuru Raifu Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 12'182
104 Nostalgia de la luz Patricio Guzmán Chile 11'527
105 Las aventuras de Dios Eliseo Subiela Argentina 11'491
106 Uttara Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 11'396
107 Lumumba Raoul Peck Democratic Repu... 11'324
108 Tokyo Godfathers Satoshi Kon Japan 11'239
109 En attendant le bonheur - Heremakono Abderrahmane Sissako Mauritania 11'007
110 Once Upon A Time in Anatolia Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 10'999
111 Pizza Bethlehem Bruno Moll Switzerland 10'874
112 Durak Juri Bykow Russia 10'837
113 Mendiants et orgueilleux Asma El Bakri Egypt 10'828
114 White Sun Deepak Rauniyar Nepal 10'767
115 Martín (Hache) Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 10'477
116 Soy Cuba Michail Kalatosow Cuba 10'463
117 Camille Boris Lojkine Central African... 10'417
118 Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 10'394
119 Charachar Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 10'386
120 El nido vacío Daniel Burman Argentina 10'384
121 The Light Thief - Svet-Ake Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 10'323
122 Lunana Pawo Choyning Dorji Bhutan 10'195
123 Ultimos dias en La Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 10'182
124 Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba Mika Kaurismäki South Africa 10'166
125 Kosh ba kosh Bachtiar Chudojnasarow Tajikistan 10'107
126 Amandla! Lee Hirsch South Africa 10'005
127 Sibel Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci Turkey 9'964
128 Kekexili - Mountain Patrol Chuan LU China 9'829
129 Ndeysaan - Le prix du pardon Mansour Sora Wade Senegal 9'749
130 Madrigal Fernando Pérez Cuba 9'689
131 Ixcanul Jayro Bustamante Guatemala 9'548
132 Nha Fala Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 9'345
133 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand 9'301
134 Sanjuro - Tsubaki Sanjûrô Akira KUROSAWA Japan 9'270
135 Anna Karenina (Vronsky's Story) Karen Schachnasarow - Shakhnazarov Russia 9'250
136 A Peck on the Cheek Mani Ratnam India 9'201
137 Love Island Jasmila Zbanic Croatia 9'076
138 Una casa con vista al mar Alberto Arvelo Venezuela 9'051
139 The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava Jorge Furtado Brazil 9'002
140 Lamb Yared Zeleke Ethiopia 8'992
141 The Puppetmaster - Hsimeng rensheng Hsiao-hsien Hou Taiwan 8'938
142 Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr Annemarie Jacir Palestine 8'813
143 Uzak Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 8'808
144 Daratt - Dry Season Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad 8'788
145 Les méduses - Meduzot Etgar Keret Israel 8'531
146 Heavenly Nomadic Mirlan Abdykalykow Kyrgyzstan 8'530
147 For Sama Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Syria 8'357
148 Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah Iran 8'218
149 Turistas Alicia Scherson Chile 8'166
150 La cordillera de los sueños Patricio Guzmán Chile 8'152
151 Cheval de vent - Aoud rih Daoud Aoulad Syad Morocco 8'105
152 The Train of Salt and Sugar Licínio Azevedo Mozambique 8'078
153 Theeb - Wolf Naji Abu Nowar Jordan 8'060
154 Rafiki Wanuri Kahiu Kenya 8'042
155 Western Valeska Grisebach Bulgaria 7'982
156 Tokyo Sonata Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan 7'910
157 Elsewhere Nikolaus Geyrhalter Namibia 7'904
158 What Time is it There? - Ni na bian ji dian Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan 7'870
159 Udju azul di Yonta Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 7'786
160 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez Peru 7'752
161 I Love Beijing - Xiari Nuanyangyang Ying Ning China 7'613
162 Piravi Shaji N. Karun India 7'535
163 Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen Shaohong Li China 7'514
164 Gatos Viejos Sebastian Silva Pedro Peirano Chile 7'488
165 Moi et mon blanc S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 7'448
166 The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão Karim Aïnouz Brazil 7'281
167 Tanna Martin Butler Bentley Dean Australia 7'180
168 Ilo ilo Anthony Chen Singapore 7'129
169 Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde Catalin Mitulescu Romania 7'109
170 El corazón de Jesús Marcos Loayza Bolivia 7'094
171 I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo Yasujiro OZU Japan 7'078
172 Félicité Alain Gomis Democratic Repu... 7'033
173 Au revoir Taipei - Yi ye Tai bei Arvin Chen Taiwan 7'010
174 Romeo And Juliet Get Married Bruno Barreto Brazil 7'006
175 Okhotnik - The Hunter Serik Aprimov Kazakhstan 6'939
176 Ema Pablo Larraín Chile 6'891
177 Po di sangui Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 6'866
178 Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad Abbas Kiarostami Iran 6'850
179 The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai Akira KUROSAWA Japan 6'835
180 Yeelen Souleymane Cissé Mali 6'736
181 Atlantique Mati Diop Senegal 6'714
182 Tokyo Family Yoji Yamada Japan 6'667
183 Mille mois - Alf Chahr Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 6'652
184 Wolf and Sheep Shahrbanoo Sadat Afghanistan 6'496
185 Pure Coolness - Boz Salkyn Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 6'392
186 Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker India 6'345
187 Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh Mani Haghighi Iran 6'285
188 Ejforija - Euphoria Ivan Vyrypaev Russia 6'272
189 Al Leil Mohamed Malas Syria 6'241
190 Frontier Blues Babak Jalali Iran 6'212
191 Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma Cai NING Mongolia 6'197
192 Melaza Carlos Lechuga Cuba 5'990
193 God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya Teona Strugar Mitevska North Macedonia 5'974
194 Fatma Khaled Ghorbal Tunisia 5'966
195 Supa Modo Likarion Wainaina Kenya 5'959
196 To the Ends of the Earth Kiyoshi Kurosawa Uzbekistan 5'941
197 Saratan Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 5'883
198 Stalker Andrei Tarkowski Russia 5'857
199 Silent Souls - Ovsyanki Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia 5'812
200 Lluvia Paula Hernández Argentina 5'795
201 Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Israel 5'744
202 A peine j'ouvre les yeux Leyla Bouzid Tunisia 5'741
203 Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec Goran Paskaljevic Serbia 5'719
204 Dignidad de los nadies, La Fernando Solanas Argentina 5'701
205 Okaeri Makoto Shinozaki Japan 5'642
206 Le miracle du Saint Inconnu Alaa Eddine Aljem Morocco 5'629
207 Tokyo monogatari - Tokyo Story Yasujiro OZU Japan 5'605
208 Un soir après la guerre Rithy Panh Cambodia 5'564
209 Las vidas posibles Sandra Gugliotta Argentina 5'504
210 Swaham Shaji N. Karun India 5'427
211 Hello Hemingway Fernando Pérez Cuba 5'354
212 Rara María José (Pepa) San Martin Chile 5'350
213 Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik Rok Biček Slovenia 5'328
214 Lugares comunes Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 5'266
215 Teza Haile Gerima Ethiopia 5'236
216 Aga Milko Lazarov Bulgaria 5'219
217 La mirada invisible Diego Lerman Argentina 5'206
218 L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy 5'169
219 Snijeg - Snow Aida Begic Bosnia and Herz... 5'159
220 The Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna Hiroshi TESHIGAHARA Japan 5'148
221 So Long, My Son Xiaoshuai Wang China 5'099
222 There is no Evil Mohammad Rasoulof Iran 5'081
223 Corn Island George Ovashvili Georgia 5'037
224 My Name is Salt Farida Pacha India 4'906
225 Mr. Kaplan Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'794
226 Lola Brillante Mendoza Philippines 4'762
227 Tangos - el exilio de Gardel Fernando Solanas Argentina 4'738
228 Air Doll - Kûki ningyô Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'737
229 Numafung Nabin Subba Nepal 4'728
230 Night Train - Ye che Yinan Diao China 4'679
231 Barroco Paul Leduc Mexico 4'643
232 Sonhos de Peixe Kirill Mikhanovsky Brazil 4'620
233 Gabriel and the Mountain Fellipe Barbosa Tanzania 4'595
234 Flower Island - Ggot seom Il-gon Song South Korea 4'563
235 Shanghai, Shimen Road Haolun Shu China 4'522
236 L'autre monde Merzak Allouache Algeria 4'446
237 Después de la tormenta Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'441
238 Öndög Quan'an Wang Mongolia 4'434
239 Workers José Luis Valle Mexico 4'402
240 Pather Panchali - Song of the Little Road Satyajit Ray India 4'399
241 El otro Ariel Rotter Argentina 4'386
242 Compañeros - La noche de 12 años Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'372
243 Avé Konstantin Bojanov Bulgaria 4'368
244 Delwende S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 4'346
245 Extraño Santiago Loza Argentina 4'288
246 Hana Yori mo Naho Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'284
247 WWW - What a Wonderful World Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 4'248
248 Blind Dates Levan Koguashvili Georgia 4'234
249 Yellow Card John Riber Zimbabwe 4'228
250 La Yuma Florence Jaugey Nicaragua 4'223