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 122'685
2 Bodhi Dharma Yong-kyun Bae South Korea 106'071
3 El viaje Fernando Solanas Argentina 105'176
4 Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker India 77'426
5 Sur Fernando Solanas Argentina 71'641
6 Le collier perdu Nacer Khemir Tunisia 64'665
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 48'473
11 Shamt al kushur - Les silences du palais Moufida Tlatli Tunisia 45'623
12 Bombón - el perro Carlos Sorin Argentina 44'420
13 The Goddess of 1967 Clara Law Australia 41'075
14 Eu, tu, eles Andrucha Waddington Brazil 40'498
15 Suite Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 40'449
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 33'874
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 30'337
26 Dunia - Kiss Me Not on the Eyes Jocelyne Saab Egypt 29'919
27 Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako Mali 29'829
28 To vlemma tou Odyssea Theo Angelopoulos Greece 29'488
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 25'861
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 - El Haimoune Nacer Khemir Tunisia 20'216
44 Pequeno dicionário amoroso Sandra Werneck Brazil 20'014
45 Le grand voyage Ismaël Ferroukhi Morocco 20'006
46 Le pas suspendu de la cigogne Theo Angelopoulos Greece 19'323
47 Our Little Sister - Umimachi Diary Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 18'986
48 El baño del Papa Enrique Fernández & César Charlone Uruguay 18'830
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 18'042
53 Tel Aviv On Fire Sameh Zoabi Palestine 17'870
54 Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche Xiaoshuai Wang China 17'563
55 La Estrategia del caracol Sergio Cabrera Colombia 17'522
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 16'551
62 Congo River - Beyond Darkness Thierry Michel Democratic Repu... 16'356
63 El abrazo de la Serpiente Ciro Guerra Colombia 16'352
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 Barakah Meets Barakah Mahmoud Sabbagh Saudi Arabia 15'443
70 Mossane Faye Safi Senegal 15'407
71 Ouaga Saga Dani Kouyaté Burkina Faso 15'297
72 Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis Bruno Moll Tunisia 15'041
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 14'210
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 13'750
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 - O Thiassos Theo Angelopoulos Greece 13'154
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 12'495
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 12'182
103 Nostalgia de la luz Patricio Guzmán Chile 11'527
104 Las aventuras de Dios Eliseo Subiela Argentina 11'491
105 Uttara Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 11'396
106 Lumumba Raoul Peck Democratic Repu... 11'324
107 Tokyo Godfathers Satoshi Kon Japan 11'239
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 10'767
114 Martín (Hache) Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 10'477
115 Soy Cuba Michail Kalatosow Cuba 10'423
116 Camille Boris Lojkine Central African... 10'417
117 Charachar Buddhadeb Dasgupta India 10'386
118 El nido vacío Daniel Burman Argentina 10'384
119 Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 10'344
120 The Light Thief - Svet-Ake Aktan Abdykalykow - Arym Kubat Kyrgyzstan 10'323
121 Ultimos dias en La Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 10'182
122 Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba Mika Kaurismäki South Africa 10'166
123 Kosh ba kosh Bachtiar Chudonasarow Tajikistan 10'107
124 Amandla! Lee Hirsch South Africa 10'005
125 Sibel Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci Turkey 9'874
126 Kekexili - Mountain Patrol Chuan LU China 9'829
127 Ndeysaan - Le prix du pardon Mansour Sora Wade Senegal 9'749
128 Madrigal Fernando Pérez Cuba 9'689
129 Ixcanul Jayro Bustamante Guatemala 9'548
130 Nha Fala Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 9'345
131 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand 9'284
132 Sanjuro - Tsubaki Sanjûrô Akira KUROSAWA Japan 9'270
133 Anna Karenina (Vronsky's Story) Karen Schachnasarow - Shakhnazarov Russia 9'250
134 A Peck on the Cheek Mani Ratnam India 9'201
135 Love Island Jasmila Zbanic Croatia 9'076
136 Una casa con vista al mar Alberto Arvelo Venezuela 9'051
137 The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava Jorge Furtado Brazil 9'002
138 Lamb Yared Zeleke Ethiopia 8'992
139 The Puppetmaster - Hsimeng rensheng Hsiao-hsien Hou Taiwan 8'938
140 Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr Annemarie Jacir Palestine 8'813
141 Uzak Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey 8'808
142 Daratt - Dry Season Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad 8'788
143 Les méduses - Meduzot Etgar Keret Israel 8'531
144 Heavenly Nomadic Mirlan Abdykalykow Kyrgyzstan 8'516
145 For Sama Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Syria 8'342
146 Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah Iran 8'218
147 Turistas Alicia Scherson Chile 8'166
148 La cordillera de los sueños Patricio Guzmán Chile 8'152
149 Cheval de vent - Aoud rih Daoud Aoulad Syad Morocco 8'105
150 Theeb - Wolf Naji Abu Nowar Jordan 8'060
151 The Train of Salt and Sugar Licínio Azevedo Mozambique 8'038
152 Rafiki Wanuri Kahiu Kenya 8'012
153 Western Valeska Grisebach Bulgaria 7'982
154 Tokyo Sonata Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan 7'910
155 Elsewhere Nikolaus Geyrhalter Namibia 7'904
156 What Time is it There? - Ni na bian ji dian Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan 7'840
157 Les yeux bleus de Yonta Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 7'786
158 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez Peru 7'752
159 I Love Beijing - Xiari Nuanyangyang Ying Ning China 7'613
160 Piravi Shaji N. Karun India 7'535
161 Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen Shaohong Li China 7'514
162 Gatos Viejos Sebastian Silva Pedro Peirano Chile 7'448
163 Moi et mon blanc S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 7'448
164 The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão Karim Aïnouz Brazil 7'274
165 Tanna Martin Butler Bentley Dean Australia 7'150
166 Ilo ilo Anthony Chen Singapore 7'129
167 Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde Catalin Mitulescu Romania 7'109
168 El corazón de Jesús Marcos Loayza Bolivia 7'094
169 Félicité Alain Gomis Democratic Repu... 7'023
170 Romeo And Juliet Get Married Bruno Barreto Brazil 7'006
171 Au revoir Taipei - Yi ye Tai bei Arvin Chen Taiwan 6'980
172 Okhotnik - The Hunter Serik Aprimov Kazakhstan 6'939
173 Po di sangui Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 6'866
174 Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad Abbas Kiarostami Iran 6'850
175 The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai Akira KUROSAWA Japan 6'835
176 I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo Yasujiro OZU Japan 6'786
177 Mille mois - Alf Chahr Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 6'652
178 Yeelen Souleymane Cissé Mali 6'632
179 Tokyo Family Yoji Yamada Japan 6'567
180 Pure Coolness - Boz Salkyn Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 6'392
181 Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker India 6'342
182 Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh Mani Haghighi Iran 6'285
183 Atlantique Mati Diop Senegal 6'272
184 Ejforija - Euphoria Ivan Vyrypaev Russia 6'272
185 Al Leil Mohamed Malas Syria 6'241
186 Frontier Blues Babak Jalali Iran 6'212
187 Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma Cai NING Mongolia 6'197
188 Melaza Carlos Lechuga Cuba 5'990
189 Fatma Khaled Ghorbal Tunisia 5'966
190 Supa Modo Likarion Wainaina Kenya 5'943
191 To the Ends of the Earth Kiyoshi Kurosawa Uzbekistan 5'910
192 Saratan Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 5'883
193 God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya Teona Strugar Mitevska North Macedonia 5'870
194 Silent Souls - Ovsyanki Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia 5'812
195 Stalker Andrei Tarkowski Russia 5'797
196 Lluvia Paula Hernández Argentina 5'795
197 Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Israel 5'744
198 A peine j'ouvre les yeux Leyla Bouzid Tunisia 5'741
199 Wolf and Sheep Shahrbanoo Sadat Afghanistan 5'736
200 Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec Goran Paskaljevic Serbia 5'719
201 Dignidad de los nadies, La Fernando Solanas Argentina 5'701
202 Okaeri Makoto Shinozaki Japan 5'642
203 Tokyo monogatari - Tokyo Story Yasujiro OZU Japan 5'605
204 Un soir après la guerre Rithy Panh Cambodia 5'514
205 Las vidas posibles Sandra Gugliotta Argentina 5'504
206 Ema Pablo Larraín Chile 5'464
207 Le miracle du Saint Inconnu Alaa Eddine Aljem Morocco 5'438
208 Swaham Shaji N. Karun India 5'427
209 Hello Hemingway Fernando Pérez Cuba 5'354
210 Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik Rok Biček Slovenia 5'328
211 Rara Pepa San Martin Chile 5'320
212 Lugares comunes Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 5'266
213 Teza Haile Gerima Ethiopia 5'236
214 Aga Milko Lazarov Bulgaria 5'219
215 La mirada invisible Diego Lerman Argentina 5'206
216 L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy 5'169
217 The Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna Hiroshi TESHIGAHARA Japan 5'148
218 Snijeg - Snow Aida Begic Bosnia and Herz... 5'129
219 So Long, My Son Xiaoshuai Wang China 5'085
220 Corn Island George Ovashvili Georgia 5'037
221 My Name is Salt Farida Pacha India 4'906
222 Lola Brillante Mendoza Philippines 4'762
223 Air Doll - Kûki ningyô Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'737
224 Numafung Nabin Subba Nepal 4'728
225 Mr. Kaplan Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'694
226 Night Train - Ye che Yinan Diao China 4'679
227 Tangos - el exilio de Gardel Fernando Solanas Argentina 4'655
228 Barroco Paul Leduc Mexico 4'643
229 Sonhos de Peixe Kirill Mikhanovsky Brazil 4'620
230 Flower Island - Ggot seom Il-gon Song South Korea 4'563
231 Urga Nikita Michalkow Mongolia 4'534
232 Shanghai, Shimen Road Haolun Shu China 4'522
233 Gabriel and the Mountain Fellipe Barbosa Tanzania 4'502
234 L'autre monde Merzak Allouache Algeria 4'446
235 Después de la tormenta Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'441
236 Öndög Quan'an Wang Mongolia 4'434
237 Pather Panchali - Song of the Little Road Satyajit Ray India 4'399
238 El otro Ariel Rotter Argentina 4'386
239 Compañeros - La noche de 12 años Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'378
240 Workers José Luis Valle Mexico 4'369
241 Avé Konstantin Bojanov Bulgaria 4'368
242 Delwende S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 4'346
243 Hana Yori mo Naho Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'284
244 Extraño Santiago Loza Argentina 4'264
245 WWW - What a Wonderful World Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 4'248
246 Blind Dates Levan Koguashvili Georgia 4'234
247 Yellow Card John Riber Zimbabwe 4'228
248 La Yuma Florence Jaugey Nicaragua 4'223
249 Borges - Los libros y la noche Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'187
250 Klamek Ji Bo Beko Nizamettin Ariç Armenia 4'152