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 122'621
2 Bodhi Dharma Yong-kyun Bae South Korea 106'071
3 El viaje Fernando Solanas Argentina 105'125
4 Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker India 77'426
5 Sur Fernando Solanas Argentina 71'641
6 Le collier perdu Nacer Khemir Tunisia 64'538
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 48'399
11 Shamt al kushur - Les silences du palais Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 45'623
12 Bombón - el perro Carlos Sorin Argentina 44'390
13 The Goddess of 1967 Clara Law Australia 41'059
14 Eu, tu, eles Andrucha Waddington Brazil 40'498
15 Suite Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 40'449
16 TGV Moussa Touré Senegal 39'503
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 35'647
20 Pequeños milagros Eliseo Subiela Argentina 34'743
21 L'éternité et un jour Theo Angelopoulos Greece 33'786
22 Nobody Knows - Dare mo shiranai Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 33'200
23 Historias minimas Carlos Sorin Argentina 31'038
24 Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang Kaige Chen China 30'732
25 Que tan lejos Tania Hermida Ecuador 30'337
26 Dunia - Kiss Me Not on the Eyes Jocelyne Saab Egypt 29'889
27 Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 29'821
28 To vlemma tou Odyssea Theo Angelopoulos Greece 29'488
29 Conducta Ernesto Daranas Cuba 28'149
30 El lado oscuro del corazón Eliseo Subiela Argentina 26'740
31 Cinco dias sin Nora Mariana Chenillo Mexico 25'861
32 Russkij kovcheg - Russian Ark Alexander Sokurow Russia 23'992
33 Les gens de la rizière - Neak srê Rithy Panh Cambodia 23'850
34 Bal - Honey Semih Kaplanoglu Turkey 23'804
35 Topio stin omichli Theo Angelopoulos Greece 23'603
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... 23'031
39 Gori Vatra - Fuse! Pjer Zalica Bosnia and Herz... 22'633
40 Domésticas, o filme Fernando Meirelles Brazil 22'201
41 Maboroshi no hikari Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 21'625
42 El abrazo partido Daniel Burman Argentina 21'414
43 Les baliseurs du désert - El Haimoune Nacer Khemir Tunisia 20'216
44 Pequeno dicionário amoroso Sandra Werneck Brazil 20'014
45 Le grand voyage Ismaël Ferroukhi Morocco 19'966
46 Le pas suspendu de la cigogne Theo Angelopoulos Greece 19'323
47 El baño del Papa Enrique Fernández & César Charlone Uruguay 18'803
48 Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 18'770
49 Journey to the Sun - Günese Yolculuk Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey 18'641
50 El entusiasmo Ricardo Larraín Chile 18'554
51 Dao ma tse - Dao ma zei Zhuangzhuang Tian, Peicheng Pan China 18'526
52 Bamako Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 17'950
53 Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche Xiaoshuai Wang China 17'498
54 La Estrategia del caracol Sergio Cabrera Colombia 17'464
55 Bab el-Oued City Merzak Allouache Algeria 17'126
56 Wajib Annemarie Jacir Palestine 17'125
57 Intervention divine - Yadon ilaheyya Elia Suleiman Palestine 17'087
58 Whisky Pablo Stoll & Juan Pablo Rebella Uruguay 17'010
59 Memoria del saqueo Fernando Solanas Argentina 16'876
60 Tel Aviv On Fire Sameh Zoabi Palestine 16'480
61 Worlds Apart Christopher Papakaliatis Greece 16'399
62 Congo River - Beyond Darkness Thierry Michel Democratic Repu... 16'356
63 El abrazo de la Serpiente Ciro Guerra Colombia 16'322
64 Nemuru otoko - Sleeping Man Kohei OGURI Japan 16'205
65 Winter Sleep Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 15'892
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 Mossane Faye Safi Senegal 15'407
70 Barakah Meets Barakah Mahmoud Sabbagh Saudi Arabia 15'353
71 Ouaga Saga Dani Kouyaté Burkina Faso 15'267
72 Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis Bruno Moll Tunisia 15'011
73 L'enfant endormi Yasmine Kassari Morocco 14'761
74 Je chanterai pour toi Jacques Sarasin Mali 14'210
75 Un Barrage contre le Pacifique Rithy Panh Cambodia 14'160
76 La teta asustada Claudia Llosa Peru 14'062
77 Todas las azafatas van al cielo Daniel Burman Argentina 14'004
78 Pandora's Box - Pandoranin kutusu Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey 13'896
79 Be With Me Eric Khoo Singapore 13'839
80 Birds of Passage Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego Colombia 13'750
81 La saison des hommes - Maussim al-riyal Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 13'750
82 Birdwatchers Marco Bechis Brazil 13'748
83 Rusalka - Mermaid Anna Melikian Russia 13'671
84 La nube Fernando Solanas Argentina 13'628
85 Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei Yoji Yamada Japan 13'587
86 Rashomon Akira KUROSAWA Japan 13'531
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 - O Thiassos Theo Angelopoulos Greece 13'054
91 Madeinusa Claudia Llosa Peru 12'939
92 Na putu - On the Path Jasmila Zbanic Bosnia and Herz... 12'899
93 West Beyrouth Ziad Doueiri Lebanon 12'832
94 Casa de areia - The House of Sand Andrucha Waddington Brazil 12'761
95 Un amor Paula Hernández Argentina 12'647
96 Beshkempir Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 12'548
97 El botón de nácar Patricio Guzmán Chile 12'449
98 Salvador Allende Patricio Guzmán Chile 12'387
99 Medianeras Gustavo Taretto Argentina 12'307
100 Nicotina Hugo Rodríguez Mexico 12'271
101 Gizli yüz Ömer Kavur Turkey 12'217
102 After Life - Wandafuru Raifu Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 11'878
103 Las aventuras de Dios Eliseo Subiela Argentina 11'491
104 Nostalgia de la luz Patricio Guzmán Chile 11'472
105 Uttara Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 11'396
106 Lumumba Raoul Peck Democratic Repu... 11'248
107 Tokyo Godfathers Satoshi Kon Japan 11'209
108 En attendant le bonheur - Heremakono Abderrahmane Sissako Mauritania 11'007
109 Once Upon A Time in Anatolia Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 10'999
110 Pizza Bethlehem Bruno Moll Switzerland 10'874
111 Durak Juri Bykow Russia 10'837
112 Mendiants et orgueilleux Asma El Bakri Egypt 10'800
113 White Sun Deepak Rauniyar Nepal 10'667
114 Martín (Hache) Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 10'477
115 Soy Cuba Michail Kalatosow Cuba 10'423
116 Charachar Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 10'386
117 El nido vacío Daniel Burman Argentina 10'384
118 The Light Thief - Svet-Ake Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 10'323
119 Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba Mika Kaurismäki South Africa 10'136
120 Kosh ba kosh Bachtiar Chudonasarow Tajikistan 10'107
121 Ultimos dias en La Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 10'101
122 Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 10'053
123 Amandla! Lee Hirsch South Africa 10'005
124 Kekexili - Mountain Patrol Chuan LU China 9'829
125 Ndeysaan - Le prix du pardon Mansour Sora Wade Senegal 9'749
126 Madrigal Fernando Pérez Cuba 9'689
127 Ixcanul Jayro Bustamante Guatemala 9'358
128 Nha Fala Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 9'305
129 Sanjuro - Tsubaki Sanjûrô Akira KUROSAWA Japan 9'270
130 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand 9'269
131 Anna Karenina (Vronsky's Story) Karen Schachnasarow - Shakhnazarov Russia 9'160
132 A Peck on the Cheek Mani Ratnam India 9'151
133 Sibel Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci Turkey 9'122
134 Una casa con vista al mar Alberto Arvelo Venezuela 9'051
135 The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava Jorge Furtado Brazil 8'982
136 The Puppetmaster - Hsimeng rensheng Hsiao-hsien Hou Taiwan 8'938
137 Love Island Jasmila Zbanic Croatia 8'866
138 Lamb Yared Zeleke Ethiopia 8'848
139 Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr Annemarie Jacir Palestine 8'813
140 Daratt - Dry Season Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad 8'788
141 Heavenly Nomadic Mirlan Abdykalykow Kyrgyzstan 8'558
142 Les méduses - Meduzot Etgar Keret Israel 8'531
143 Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah Iran 8'218
144 Turistas Alicia Scherson Chile 8'166
145 Cheval de vent - Aoud rih Daoud Aoulad Syad Morocco 8'105
146 Theeb - Wolf Naji Abu Nowar Jordan 8'060
147 The Train of Salt and Sugar Licínio Azevedo Mozambique 8'022
148 Elsewhere Nikolaus Geyrhalter Namibia 7'904
149 Tokyo Sonata Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan 7'860
150 What Time is it There? - Ni na bian ji dian Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan 7'840
151 Western Valeska Grisebach Bulgaria 7'799
152 Les yeux bleus de Yonta Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 7'786
153 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez Peru 7'752
154 Rafiki Wanuri Kahiu Kenya 7'615
155 I Love Beijing - Xiari Nuanyangyang Ying Ning China 7'613
156 Piravi Shaji N. Karun India 7'535
157 Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen Shaohong Li China 7'514
158 Moi et mon blanc S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 7'474
159 Gatos Viejos Sebastian Silva Pedro Peirano Chile 7'448
160 Camille Boris Lojkine Central African... 7'410
161 Ilo ilo Anthony Chen Singapore 7'113
162 Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde Catalin Mitulescu Romania 7'109
163 El corazón de Jesús Marcos Loayza Bolivia 7'094
164 Tanna Martin Butler Bentley Dean Australia 7'011
165 Romeo And Juliet Get Married Bruno Barreto Brazil 7'006
166 Au revoir Taipei - Yi ye Tai bei Arvin Chen Taiwan 6'940
167 Okhotnik - The Hunter Serik Aprimov Kazakhstan 6'939
168 Po di sangui Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 6'866
169 Félicité Alain Gomis Democratic Repu... 6'855
170 Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad Abbas Kiarostami Iran 6'850
171 The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai Akira KUROSAWA Japan 6'813
172 I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo Yasujiro OZU Japan 6'707
173 Mille mois - Alf Chahr Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 6'652
174 Tokyo Family Yoji Yamada Japan 6'567
175 Yeelen Souleymane Cissé Mali 6'526
176 Pure Coolness - Boz Salkyn Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 6'352
177 Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker India 6'342
178 Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh Mani Haghighi Iran 6'285
179 Ejforija - Euphoria Ivan Vyrypaev Russia 6'272
180 Al Leil Mohamed Malas Syria 6'241
181 Frontier Blues Babak Jalali Iran 6'212
182 Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma Cai NING Mongolia 6'197
183 Melaza Carlos Lechuga Cuba 5'990
184 Fatma Khaled Ghorbal Tunisia 5'966
185 Saratan Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 5'883
186 Silent Souls - Ovsyanki Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia 5'812
187 Lluvia Paula Hernández Argentina 5'795
188 Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Israel 5'749
189 Wolf and Sheep Shahrbanoo Sadat Afghanistan 5'736
190 Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec Goran Paskaljevic Serbia 5'719
191 Dignidad de los nadies, La Fernando Solanas Argentina 5'701
192 Okaeri Makoto Shinozaki Japan 5'642
193 A peine j'ouvre les yeux Leyla Bouzid Tunisia 5'641
194 Tokyo monogatari - Tokyo Story Yasujiro OZU Japan 5'576
195 Supa Modo Likarion Wainaina Kenya 5'557
196 For Sama Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Syria 5'544
197 Un soir après la guerre Rithy Panh Cambodia 5'514
198 Las vidas posibles Sandra Gugliotta Argentina 5'504
199 Swaham Shaji N. Karun India 5'427
200 Stalker Andrei Tarkowski Russia 5'412
201 God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya Teona Strugar Mitevska North Macedonia 5'412
202 Hello Hemingway Fernando Pérez Cuba 5'354
203 Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik Rok Biček Slovenia 5'328
204 Rara Pepa San Martin Chile 5'320
205 Lugares comunes Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 5'266
206 La mirada invisible Diego Lerman Argentina 5'206
207 Teza Haile Gerima Ethiopia 5'186
208 Aga Milko Lazarov Bulgaria 5'156
209 L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy 5'139
210 Snijeg - Snow Aida Begic Bosnia and Herz... 5'129
211 The Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna Hiroshi TESHIGAHARA Japan 5'098
212 Corn Island George Ovashvili Georgia 5'037
213 My Name is Salt Farida Pacha India 4'906
214 Lola Brillante Mendoza Philippines 4'762
215 Numafung Nabin Subba Nepal 4'728
216 Mr. Kaplan Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'694
217 Night Train - Ye che Yinan Diao China 4'679
218 Barroco Paul Leduc Mexico 4'643
219 Sonhos de Peixe Kirill Mikhanovsky Brazil 4'620
220 Tangos - el exilio de Gardel Fernando Solanas Argentina 4'605
221 Flower Island - Ggot seom Il-gon Song South Korea 4'563
222 Air Doll - Kûki ningyô Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'537
223 Shanghai, Shimen Road Haolun Shu China 4'522
224 To the Ends of the Earth Kiyoshi Kurosawa Uzbekistan 4'517
225 Zehn Milliarden - Wie werden wir alle satt Valentin Thurn Germany 4'503
226 Gabriel and the Mountain Fellipe Barbosa Tanzania 4'502
227 L'autre monde Merzak Allouache Algeria 4'446
228 Después de la tormenta Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'441
229 Urga Nikita Michalkow Mongolia 4'434
230 Pather Panchali - Song of the Little Road Satyajit Ray India 4'399
231 El otro Ariel Rotter Argentina 4'386
232 Workers José Luis Valle Mexico 4'369
233 Avé Konstantin Bojanov Bulgaria 4'368
234 Delwende S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 4'368
235 Extraño Santiago Loza Argentina 4'264
236 WWW - What a Wonderful World Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 4'248
237 Blind Dates Levan Koguashvili Georgia 4'234
238 Yellow Card John Riber Zimbabwe 4'228
239 La Yuma Florence Jaugey Nicaragua 4'223
240 Borges - Los libros y la noche Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'187
241 Chunhyang Dong Kwon-taek Im South Korea 4'140
242 L'homme sur les quais Raoul Peck Haiti 4'120
243 Bombay Diaries - Dhobi Ghat Kiran Rao India 4'105
244 Red Rose, White Rose -Hong meigui... Stanley Kwan China 4'091
245 Hana Yori mo Naho Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'088
246 Flower Island - Ilha das flores Jorge Furtado Brazil 4'074
247 Klamek Ji Bo Beko Nizamettin Ariç Armenia 4'072
248 Atlantique Mati Diop Senegal 4'037
249 Goodbye South, Goodbye Hsiao-hsien Hou Taiwan 4'023
250 Un homme qui crie Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad 4'018