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Argentina

46 trigon movies

 2017  Zama

 2014  Refugiado

 2014  Gente de bien

 2012  Un amor

 2012  El amigo alemán

 2011  Medianeras

 2010  La mirada invisible

 2010  Dos hermanos

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Refugiado (Flyer)

Refugiado

Diego Lerman – 2014

Matias and his mother Laura, find themselves forced to hurriedly abandon the house they live in to escape another outburst of violence from Fabian. Matias is 8 and Laura is newly pregnant. Thus they begin a wandering journey in search of a place they can feel safe and protected. They embark on an unusual road-movie of everyday life, a drama shot through with great humanity. More

Un amor (Flyer)

Un amor

Paula Hernández – 2012

Does love at first sight exist? This may certainly be the case, but sometimes you need time to be sure of this love. This film describes such a story about getting to know somebody and falling in love as a teenager, and about meeting again many years later. It begins in the 70s, in the summer in a small town by the river. Bruno and Lalo are teenagers and good friends. They hang around together in the heat, until one rainy day Lisa turns up, a beautiful young woman who capriciously and quick-wittedly turns the heads of both boys – and then decides on one of them. More

Medianeras (Flyer)

Medianeras

Gustavo Taretto – 2011

Mariana, Martìn and the city of Buenos Aires. Martìn and Mariana live across from each other on the same block, but never meet. They pass each other, not knowing about the other’s existence. She goes up the stairs as he goes down the stairs; he gets on the bus just as she gets off the bus. They go to the same video rental shop, but a video rack separates them; they sit in the same row at the cinema, but the auditorium is dark. The city brings them together, and, at the same time, keeps them apart. More

La mirada invisible (Flyer)

La mirada invisible

Diego Lerman – 2010

Marita is a supervisor at the Colegio Nacional in Buenos Aires, the establishment that trains the country’s future elite. She is 23 and wants to do things right. Mr Biasutto, the head supervisor, immediately sees in her the zealous employee that he has been waiting for and teaches her to become the vigilant eye attentive to everything but that avoids attracting the attention of others: the invisible eye. Marita then throws herself into the relentless surveillance of this tiny, closed world, imagining, detecting, pursuing... More

Dos hermanos (Flyer)

Dos hermanos

Daniel Burman – 2010

They are both alone. They need each other but, at the same time, they despise each other. Siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the old wounds festering within them after the death of their mother. When Susana sells their mother's flat, she deprives her brother of the home where he had cared for their mother his whole life. Marcos's need to start living again surfaces when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay. More

Eduardo Falu (Flyer)

Eduardo Falu

Oliver Primus Arno Oehri – 2009

It is a poetic journey to the unique music of the Argentine maestro Eduardo Falú (1923 – 2013). At the same time it is a vivid portrait of this outstanding musician. Starting from his particular relationship with the landscapes of northwestern Argentina, with his beloved hometown Salta, with the vast plains of the Pampa, the enormous mountains of the Andes with their dramatic canyons, fertile valleys and deserted high plateaus, the film follows the manyfold stations of Falú‘s life and More

El nido vacío (Flyer)

El nido vacío

Daniel Burman – 2008

Sixth film from the Argentine director Daniel Burman, author of Esperando al Mesías (2000), El abrazo partido (2004) and Derecho de familia (2006). El nido vacío explores the emptiness experienced when children grow up and leave home, suddenly revealing the marital cracks (hidden for years beneath the everyday noise and chaos of family life). In El nido vacío, it’s Leonardo, a successful if somewhat weary author, who finds himself in this situation. More

Lluvia (Flyer)

Lluvia

Paula Hernández – 2008

Depuis trois jours, la pluie tombe abondamment sur Buenos Aires. Alma et Roberto ne se connaissent pas encore. Solitaires et vulnérables, à la merci des flots diluviens qui s’abattent inexorablement, ils cheminent tous deux à travers la capitale. Leur rencontre fortuite va bouleverser le cours des événements. Un film somptueux, réalisé de main de maître par l’une des plus douées représentantes de la nouvelle vague du cinéma argentin. More

El otro (Flyer)

El otro

Ariel Rotter – 2007

Juan Desouza is a 38 years old argentinean businessman, whose life is going to change after a simple business trip: having arrived at the destination, he realizes that the man that sits next to him is dead. Thereupon he decides to adopt the identity of his neighbour, to create himself a new job, find a new apartment and to possibly not return to his own life. Suddenly Juan experiences nature as an adventure, discovering his senses and instincts. And after all new perspectives open up: His previous life suddenly isn't the only possibility anymore... More

Las vidas posibles (Flyer)

Las vidas posibles

Sandra Gugliotta – 2007

Carla and Luciano are a happy couple, exuding the joys of love. One morning, Luciano, a geologist, sets off on a work trip, and then seems to disappear into thin air. . . His worried wife, unable to find any trace of him, sets off to find him in the tiny village in Patagonia he was supposed to be going to. There she meets Luis, who looks just like Luciano, an estate agent married to another woman. Convinced this man could be her husband, Carla tries all kinds of strategies to get closer to him. But the man does not recognise her. More

El custodio (Flyer)

El custodio

Rodrigo Moreno – 2006

This film is about Rubén (a brilliant Julio Chávez), a bodyguard of a top politician who is so dedicated that he's in danger of losing his own identity. He's actually experiencing politics at first hand, yet he's locked out: in the determing moments he has to wait in front of the doors. The filmmakers attention is focused on the perspective of the bodyguard, and that's where its power and its challenge lies. More

Dignidad de los nadies, La (Flyer)

Dignidad de los nadies, La

Fernando Solanas – 2005

This film is about the degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest shantytowns, crumbling hospitals, and women middle class farmers fighting multi national banks that are shamelessly appropriating their farmlands. More

  • The Dignity of the Nobodies - La dignidad de los nadies DVD
    DVD The Dignity of the Nobodies
    CHF 15.00 / EUR 13.00
  • trigon-film edition 25: Argentina DVD
    DVD trigon-film edition 25: Argent...
    CHF 27.00 / EUR 24.00
La demolición (Flyer)

La demolición

Marcelo Mangone – 2005

Our cheery working world Beto has decided to defend his job, where he has been working for 40 years, although the factory has been closed. Like a buddha he is sitting at his desk and continues working, even though the phones are not functioning anymore. One morning Osvaldo arrives, who hasn't got any steady job either and who has to pull down the building. A refreshing comedy about our working world and what is happening with it. More

Memoria del saqueo (Flyer)

Memoria del saqueo

Fernando Solanas – 2004

After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous economy. Less than twenty years later, the Argentinians have lost literally everything: major national companies have been sold well below value to foreign corporations; the proceeds of privatizations have been diverted into the pockets of corrupt officials; revised labour laws have taken away all rights from employees; in a country that is traditionally an important exporter of foodstuffs, malnutrition is More

El abrazo partido (Flyer)

El abrazo partido

Daniel Burman – 2004

This is Ariel's world: the small, slightly seedy shopping center in downtown Buenos Aires, where the Italian shopkeepers scream all day, the Koreans sell feng-shui and old Osvaldo sells nothing. Where Ariel's mother runs a lingerie shop and his brother deals in import-export. It's a comfortable little world, in spite of an undercurrent of malaise and uncertainty. Many young people are looking their immigrant roots to obtain a coveted foreign passport, the key to a world full of promise. Ariel, however, wants more than a passport from Poland, where his grandparents fled to escape the Holocaust. More

Bombón - el perro (Flyer)

Bombón - el perro

Carlos Sorin – 2004

Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan "Coco" Villegas. He, who has been a gas station attendant for twenty years in Patagonia, finds himself jobless overnight. He first tries to survive by selling knives of his own making. But business is bad and he can't find real work. One day though, after fixing a vehicle on a farm, he acquires a beautiful Argentinian watch dog. From this blessed day on, things start shaping well at last... More

Lugares comunes (Flyer)

Lugares comunes

Adolfo Aristarain – 2003

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to live with his pension. The crisis in Argentina does not allow Fernando to get a new job, and his wife decides to sell her family's apartment and move to a small farm near Villa Dolores to reduce their expenses. Fernando comes up with the idea to grow lavender and sell the oil to the perfume industry. More

  • Lugares comunes DVD
    DVD Lugares comunes
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
  • trigon-film edition 25: Argentina DVD
    DVD trigon-film edition 25: Argent...
    CHF 27.00 / EUR 24.00
Extraño (Flyer)
Todas las azafatas van al cielo (Flyer)

Todas las azafatas van al cielo

Daniel Burman – 2002

Julián, an overweight ophthalmologist who is emotionally upset due to the unexpected death of his flight-attendant wife, and of Teresa a free-spirited young stewardess unhappy in love and fearful that she's pregnant. Julián makes the decision to travel to the Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, where they he and his wife first met, in order to scatter his wife's ashes and to follow his wife in death by ending his own life by freezing to death. More

  • Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven - Todas las azafatas van al cielo DVD
    DVD Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Historias minimas (Flyer)

Historias minimas

Carlos Sorin – 2002

Don Justo hands over the running of his grocery store to his overbearing son and daughter-in-law and escapes to search for his lost dog Badface. Roberto is a love-struck obsessive-compulsive traveling salesman who drives to San Julián to surprise one of his clients by bringing a cake for her son's birthday. Finally, María Flores travels to San Julián with her daughter because she has won a spot on "Multicoloured Casino," a fusty TV game show. The film captures a lot of small details that make a realistic and moving depiction of life in southern Argentina. More

Las aventuras de Dios (Flyer)
  • The Adventures of God- Las aventuras de Dios DVD
    DVD The Adventures of God- Las aventuras...
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Taxi - un encuentro (Flyer)

Taxi - un encuentro

Gabriela David – 2001

Buch und Regie: Gabriela David Mit Diego Peretti, Josefina Viton, Miguel Guerberof Argentinien 2001 - 93 Min. - 35mm Farbe More

Sólo por hoy (Flyer)
Borges - Los libros y la noche (Flyer)

Borges - Los libros y la noche

Tristan Bauer – 2000

Allant et venant entre le documentaire et la fiction, le film aborde la vie et l'oeuvre de l'un des plus grands auteurs de langue espagnole: Jorge Luis Borges. La texture du film est une juxtaposition de documents d'archives et d'univers fascinants de labyrinthes infinis de bibliothèques et de livres. Walter Santa Ana incarne le personnage créé par l'écrivain argentin, qui n'est autre que Borges lui-même. More

Garaje Olimpo (Flyer)
Martín (Hache) (Flyer)

Martín (Hache)

Adolfo Aristarain – 1998

Martin Echenique is a film director from Buenos Aires who has been living for more than 20 years in Madrid, spending his time with his much younger girlfriend Alicia and his best friend, the actor Dante. He has a 19-year-old son, named according to a tradition Martin as well, but known as Hache. Hache is living with his mother in Buenos Aires. After his girlfriend leaves him, Hache has a nearly fatal drug overdose, thought by many to be an attempted suicide. Consequently Martin flies to Buenos Aires and Hache is sent back to Madrid together with his father for a while. More

La nube (Flyer)

La nube

Fernando Solanas – 1998

An eclectic group of actors struggle to save their theater from being demolished and replaced with a shopping mall. Max, the leader of the troupe, is a workaholic director who abandoned his family to build his career and is forced to confront the daughter he deserted. Then there is Enrique, the playwright-poet who is reduced to pawning his belongings to sustain his livelihood when his state pension is severed. Finally, there is Fulo who is driven to succeed so that she can bring her daughter from Rio de Janeiro. (L. Wong) More

Pequeños milagros (Flyer)

Pequeños milagros

Eliseo Subiela – 1997

Rosalie is a cashier at a supermarket. She lives alone, loves reading fairy tales and hides in a magic fantasy world in order to survive living in the real one. She thinks she is a fairy who came on a mission and got caught in this world. Santiago is a scientist who works in an international research project to detect signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He is a lonely man who lives with his dog and his computer, watching Rosalia at the bus-stop, where he has installed a web camera. Rosalía finds she has some extra-sensory powers and thinks three young women she knows are fairies. More

Despabílate amor (Flyer)

Despabílate amor

Eliseo Subiela – 1996

When a group of former high school pals who came of age during a brutal Argentinean dictatorship reunite 25 years after their graduation, old bonds are reexamined and old wounds are reopened in this poetic comedy drama. Among other issues, Ernesto must deal with his former love’s (marriage to his onetime best buddy Ricardo. A series of flashbacks explore the intertwining stories of these old friends. A film with a lot of music, that provokes nostalgic feelings, for sure among viewers of the same age as the main characters. More

No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas (Flyer)

No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas

Eliseo Subiela – 1995

Don‘t Die without Telling Me Where You‘re Going is an extraordinary film by a remarkable director, Eliseo Subiela (Man Looking Southeast, Dark Side of the Heart).This is masterful filmmaking that brings to life an invisible dimension of our world: auras, souls, spirits. William and Rachel have loved each other in various lives. In the life this movie depicts, William is Leopoldo, lives in Buenos Aires, and is working on an invention: a dream collector. While testing his invention, he finds Rachel, who in this life is a soul. More

  • Don't die without telling me where you're going DVD
    DVD Don't die without telling me...
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
El lado oscuro del corazón (Flyer)

El lado oscuro del corazón

Eliseo Subiela – 1992

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sale his ideas to an advertising agencie in order to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. One night he meets a prostitute in a bar in Montevideo. Her name is Ana and soon he falls in love with her. Back in Buenos Aires, he accepts a contract with a publicity agencie to get the money for three days of love with her. Will he get what his searching for when his ideal of love's pleasure is literaly going in levitation while making love? More

Un lugar en el mundo (Flyer)

Un lugar en el mundo

Adolfo Aristarain – 1992

«A Place in the World» by Adolfo Aristarain, looks at people who, having fought for a better world, are in the aftermath of defeat. Federico Luppi plays the main character as a teacher who is back from along exile he shared with his doctor wife, Cecilia Roth. Both are living with their teenaged son, Batyi, in a San Luis valley seven hundred miles away from Buenos Aires. While baking bread for his poor pupils, Luppi inspires and leads a community effort aimed at getting fair prices for the farmers' output, sidestepping ruthless landowner Rodolfo Ranm. More

El viaje (Flyer)
Últimas imágenes del naufragio (Flyer)

Últimas imágenes del naufragio

Eliseo Subiela – 1989

Robert ist ein Versicherungsangestellter und seit langen Jahren unglücklich verheiratet. Er träumt davon, Schrifsteller zu werden. Eines Tages retter er die geheimnisvolle Laura vor dem Selbstmord. Dies erweist sich für ihn zunächst als wahrer Glücksfall: Sie versorgt ihn nicht nur mit Geschichten aus ihrem Leben, die er zu Papier bringen kann, sie hat darüber hinaus auch noch all das, was ihm zu seinem Glück fehlt. Robert verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in die schöne Frau, nicht ahnend, was dadurch auf ihn zukommt. More

Sur (Flyer)

Sur

Fernando Solanas – 1988

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

Hombre mirando al sudeste (Flyer)

Hombre mirando al sudeste

Eliseo Subiela – 1986

Man Facing Southeast is a drama-science fiction film fro Argenina, written and directed by Eliseo Subiela. It was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards. More

Tangos - el exilio de Gardel (Flyer)

Tangos - el exilio de Gardel

Fernando Solanas – 1985

Fernando Solanas had to spend several years in exile, some of them in Paris. There he tells us the story of people from Argentina spending their time in Paris and longing for Buenos Aires. It's a dancing groupe that works on a piece of an Argentinian composer, and music and dance play an important role. Politics of course too. One of the strongest movies about living in exile. «Music and dance are splendid.» The New York Times More

  • Tangos, the Exile of Gardel DVD
    DVD Tangos, the Exile of Gardel
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
La historia oficial (Flyer)

La historia oficial

Luis Puenzo – 1985

1983. Alicia, the mother of an adopted 5-year-old girl, teaches history in a Buenos Aires high school. Both in her profession and in her private life she has always accepted the "official version," until one day when the regime's façade and that of it surroundings begin to fall to pieces around her. In the crevices of this enormous lie Alicia suspects that Gabi, the girl she has adopted, might be the daughter of a "desaparecido." It is then that she begins a painful and inexorable journey towards truth - a journey in which she might lose everything. More

Hora de los hornos, La (Flyer)
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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