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 122'645
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 48'423
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 35'767
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 33'410
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 29'919
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 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... 23'013
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 21'942
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 18'920
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 17'990
53 Beijing Bicycle - Shiqi Sui De Danche Xiaoshuai Wang China 17'563
54 La Estrategia del caracol Sergio Cabrera Colombia 17'492
55 Bab el-Oued City Merzak Allouache Algeria 17'226
56 Wajib Annemarie Jacir Palestine 17'156
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 16'722
61 Worlds Apart Christopher Papakaliatis Greece 16'489
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 15'041
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 14'141
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 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 Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei Yoji Yamada Japan 13'667
85 La nube Fernando Solanas Argentina 13'628
86 Rashomon Akira KUROSAWA Japan 13'611
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 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... 11'324
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 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 Still Walking - Aruitemo, aruitemo Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 10'275
120 Mama Africa - Miriam Makeba Mika Kaurismäki South Africa 10'136
121 Kosh ba kosh Bachtiar Chudonasarow Tajikistan 10'107
122 Ultimos dias en La Habana Fernando Pérez Cuba 10'101
123 Amandla! Lee Hirsch South Africa 10'005
124 Camille Boris Lojkine Central African... 9'855
125 Sibel Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci Turkey 9'844
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 9'480
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 A Peck on the Cheek Mani Ratnam India 9'201
134 Anna Karenina (Vronsky's Story) Karen Schachnasarow - Shakhnazarov Russia 9'160
135 Una casa con vista al mar Alberto Arvelo Venezuela 9'051
136 The Man Who Copied - O homem que copiava Jorge Furtado Brazil 9'002
137 Lamb Yared Zeleke Ethiopia 8'962
138 The Puppetmaster - Hsimeng rensheng Hsiao-hsien Hou Taiwan 8'938
139 Love Island Jasmila Zbanic Croatia 8'899
140 Salt Of This Sea - Milh hadha al-bahr Annemarie Jacir Palestine 8'813
141 Daratt - Dry Season Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Chad 8'788
142 Heavenly Nomadic Mirlan Abdykalykow Kyrgyzstan 8'558
143 Les méduses - Meduzot Etgar Keret Israel 8'531
144 Djomeh Hassan Yektapanah Iran 8'218
145 Turistas Alicia Scherson Chile 8'166
146 Cheval de vent - Aoud rih Daoud Aoulad Syad Morocco 8'105
147 Theeb - Wolf Naji Abu Nowar Jordan 8'060
148 The Train of Salt and Sugar Licínio Azevedo Mozambique 8'038
149 Western Valeska Grisebach Bulgaria 7'967
150 Tokyo Sonata Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan 7'910
151 Elsewhere Nikolaus Geyrhalter Namibia 7'904
152 Rafiki Wanuri Kahiu Kenya 7'847
153 What Time is it There? - Ni na bian ji dian Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan 7'840
154 Les yeux bleus de Yonta Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 7'786
155 La cordillera de los sueños Patricio Guzmán Chile 7'785
156 Días de Santiago Josué Méndez Peru 7'752
157 I Love Beijing - Xiari Nuanyangyang Ying Ning China 7'613
158 Piravi Shaji N. Karun India 7'535
159 Ein blutroter Morgen - Xuese qing chen Shaohong Li China 7'514
160 Gatos Viejos Sebastian Silva Pedro Peirano Chile 7'448
161 Moi et mon blanc S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 7'448
162 For Sama Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Syria 7'399
163 Ilo ilo Anthony Chen Singapore 7'129
164 Tanna Martin Butler Bentley Dean Australia 7'121
165 Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde Catalin Mitulescu Romania 7'109
166 El corazón de Jesús Marcos Loayza Bolivia 7'094
167 Félicité Alain Gomis Democratic Repu... 7'023
168 Romeo And Juliet Get Married Bruno Barreto Brazil 7'006
169 Au revoir Taipei - Yi ye Tai bei Arvin Chen Taiwan 6'980
170 Okhotnik - The Hunter Serik Aprimov Kazakhstan 6'939
171 Po di sangui Flora Gomes Guinea-Bissau 6'866
172 Et la vie continue - Zendegi edamé dârad Abbas Kiarostami Iran 6'850
173 The Seven Samurai - Shichinin no samurai Akira KUROSAWA Japan 6'835
174 I was born, but - Umarete wa mita keredo Yasujiro OZU Japan 6'747
175 Mille mois - Alf Chahr Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 6'652
176 The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão Karim Aïnouz Brazil 6'652
177 Yeelen Souleymane Cissé Mali 6'596
178 Tokyo Family Yoji Yamada Japan 6'567
179 Pure Coolness - Boz Salkyn Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 6'392
180 Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker India 6'342
181 Modest Reception - Paziraie Sadeh Mani Haghighi Iran 6'285
182 Ejforija - Euphoria Ivan Vyrypaev Russia 6'272
183 Al Leil Mohamed Malas Syria 6'241
184 Frontier Blues Babak Jalali Iran 6'212
185 Season of the Horse - Jifeng Zhong De Ma Cai NING Mongolia 6'197
186 Melaza Carlos Lechuga Cuba 5'990
187 Fatma Khaled Ghorbal Tunisia 5'966
188 Supa Modo Likarion Wainaina Kenya 5'913
189 Saratan Ernest Abdyjaparov Kyrgyzstan 5'883
190 Silent Souls - Ovsyanki Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia 5'812
191 Lluvia Paula Hernández Argentina 5'795
192 God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya Teona Strugar Mitevska North Macedonia 5'750
193 Ajami Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Israel 5'744
194 Wolf and Sheep Shahrbanoo Sadat Afghanistan 5'736
195 Honeymoons - Medeni Mesec Goran Paskaljevic Serbia 5'719
196 Dignidad de los nadies, La Fernando Solanas Argentina 5'701
197 Okaeri Makoto Shinozaki Japan 5'642
198 A peine j'ouvre les yeux Leyla Bouzid Tunisia 5'641
199 Tokyo monogatari - Tokyo Story Yasujiro OZU Japan 5'605
200 Atlantique Mati Diop Senegal 5'583
201 Un soir après la guerre Rithy Panh Cambodia 5'514
202 Las vidas posibles Sandra Gugliotta Argentina 5'504
203 Stalker Andrei Tarkowski Russia 5'497
204 Swaham Shaji N. Karun India 5'427
205 Hello Hemingway Fernando Pérez Cuba 5'354
206 Class Enemy - Razredni Sovraznik Rok Biček Slovenia 5'328
207 Rara Pepa San Martin Chile 5'320
208 Lugares comunes Adolfo Aristarain Argentina 5'266
209 Aga Milko Lazarov Bulgaria 5'219
210 La mirada invisible Diego Lerman Argentina 5'206
211 Teza Haile Gerima Ethiopia 5'186
212 L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy 5'169
213 The Woman in the Dunes - Suna no onna Hiroshi TESHIGAHARA Japan 5'148
214 Snijeg - Snow Aida Begic Bosnia and Herz... 5'129
215 So Long, My Son Xiaoshuai Wang China 5'055
216 Corn Island George Ovashvili Georgia 5'037
217 My Name is Salt Farida Pacha India 4'906
218 To the Ends of the Earth Kiyoshi Kurosawa Uzbekistan 4'874
219 Lola Brillante Mendoza Philippines 4'762
220 Air Doll - Kûki ningyô Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'737
221 Numafung Nabin Subba Nepal 4'728
222 Mr. Kaplan Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'694
223 Night Train - Ye che Yinan Diao China 4'679
224 Barroco Paul Leduc Mexico 4'643
225 Zehn Milliarden - Wie werden wir alle satt Valentin Thurn India 4'633
226 Le miracle du Saint Inconnu Alaa Eddine Aljem Morocco 4'629
227 Sonhos de Peixe Kirill Mikhanovsky Brazil 4'620
228 Tangos - el exilio de Gardel Fernando Solanas Argentina 4'605
229 Flower Island - Ggot seom Il-gon Song South Korea 4'563
230 Urga Nikita Michalkow Mongolia 4'534
231 Shanghai, Shimen Road Haolun Shu China 4'522
232 Gabriel and the Mountain Fellipe Barbosa Tanzania 4'502
233 L'autre monde Merzak Allouache Algeria 4'446
234 Después de la tormenta Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'441
235 Pather Panchali - Song of the Little Road Satyajit Ray India 4'399
236 El otro Ariel Rotter Argentina 4'386
237 Workers José Luis Valle Mexico 4'369
238 Avé Konstantin Bojanov Bulgaria 4'368
239 Compañeros - La noche de 12 años Álvaro Brechner Uruguay 4'362
240 Delwende S. Pierre Yameogo Burkina Faso 4'346
241 Extraño Santiago Loza Argentina 4'264
242 WWW - What a Wonderful World Faouzi Bensaidi Morocco 4'248
243 Blind Dates Levan Koguashvili Georgia 4'234
244 Hana Yori mo Naho Hirokazu KORE-EDA Japan 4'231
245 Yellow Card John Riber Zimbabwe 4'228
246 La Yuma Florence Jaugey Nicaragua 4'223
247 Borges - Los libros y la noche Tristan Bauer Argentina 4'187
248 Klamek Ji Bo Beko Nizamettin Ariç Armenia 4'152
249 Chunhyang Dong Kwon-taek Im South Korea 4'140
250 L'homme sur les quais Raoul Peck Haiti 4'120