Category: switzerland

Chimes at Midnight (1965) 7.8

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's (Keith Baxter's) drink...

Sarah Plays a Werewolf (2017) 6.3

Sarah Plays a Werewolf (2017)

On the stage of her high school drama class 17-year-old Sarah gives it all. When she performs, there is an instant of suspense in which she appears to transform completely into her character. But what lies behind Sara...

Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (2015) 7.6

Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (2015)

Tracing the past of her deceased grandfather who worked as a young doctor in the Red Cross hospital of HirSwiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty during the 1945 atomic bombing of H...

Madame (2019) 7.3

Madame (2019)

MADAME takes us onto an intimate journey where Caroline, a flamboyant 90-year-old grandmother and her filmmaker grandson Stéphane explore the development and transmission of gender identity in a patriarchal environmen...

Girl in Flight (2017) 6.5

Girl in Flight (2017)

SILVIA, a determined eleven year old girl from a small town in Tuscany, boards a train alone going to Rome. When asked by a mother sitting nearby why she is alone, Silvia responds 'my parents are very modern and leave...

Johnny Suede (1991) 5.8

Johnny Suede (1991)

A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.

Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt (2014) 7

Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt (2014)

He feels at home in places we would flee from and lives his life among the very things we fear. Throughout his life, HR Giger had inhabited the world of the uncanny, a dark universe on the brink of many an abyss. It w...

Three Colors: Red (1994) 8.1

Three Colors: Red (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationshi...

Night Train to Lisbon (2013) 6.8

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

This movie is about aging Swiss Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering t...

Hotel Jugoslavija (2017) 6.4

Hotel Jugoslavija (2017)

In this emotional documentary and political allegory, the film's Swiss director Nicolas Wagnières, who spent his childhood summers in his mother's native country of Yugoslavia, tells the sad history of Hotel Jugoslavi...

The Sea Wolves (1980) 6.3

The Sea Wolves (1980)

In March 1943, in World War II, the Germans use the neutral harbor of the Portuguese colony of Mormugoa to transmit information to a U-Boat about the allied ships to sink them in international waters. In Calcutta, the...

Kommando Leopard (1985) 5.1

Kommando Leopard (1985)

A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a small group of guerillas fights ...

Lovecut (2020) 5.1

Lovecut (2020)

Through different intersecting stories, LOVECUT tells about three teenage couples and their conflicts with identity, love and sexuality in our digital, rapid changing society that offers many possibilities, as well as...

I Am Not Your Negro (2016) 7.9

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his clos...

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018) 6.3

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)

"Pope Francis - A Man of His Word" is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets...

Above and Below (2015) 6.6

Above and Below (2015)

From Mars to Earth and underneath. Above and Below is a rough and rhythmic roller coaster ride seating five survivors in their daily hustle through an apocalyptic world. A journey of challenges and beauty in uncomfort...

The Image Book (2018) 6.2

The Image Book (2018)

Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we'd start from a dream. We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice. Saying grea...

Jazz: The Only Way of Life (2017) 5.7

Jazz: The Only Way of Life (2017)

Dizzy Gillespie is one of the major figures of the 20th Century's music scene. Everything was once said or written about this genius musician, founder of the Bebop. Whereas his public life is known from most, many ign...

War Photographer (2001) 8

War Photographer (2001)

Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

Blutjunge Verführerinnen 2 (1972) 4

Blutjunge Verführerinnen 2 (1972)

After the hot action in Blutjunge Verführerinnen (1971), Manfred, a young playwright, dictates titillating short stories for a movie to his new assistant: a statuesque blonde and expert stenographer. More and mor...

Bottled Life: Nestle’s Business with Water (2012) 6.8

Bottled Life: Nestle’s Business with Water (2012)

Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. ...

My Life as a Zucchini (2016) 7.8

My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who acco...

Three Colors: White (1994) 7.6

Three Colors: White (1994)

Karol (Polish) marries Dominique (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets...

Grace of Monaco (2014) 5.7

Grace of Monaco (2014)

1961. Princess Grace, the former Grace Kelly, has been married to Prince Rainier of Monaco now for five years, they having two young children. Her transition from famed Oscar-winning Hollywood actress from a humble ba...

Amateur Teens (2015) 6

Amateur Teens (2015)

A group of normal 14-year-old teenagers at a secondary school in Zürich with the normal yearnings for love and acceptance. But the power of social media, with its high-gloss selfies and perpetual pressure towards cool...

La madre (2012) 6.7

La madre (2012)

Inspired by a Cesar Pavese's short story, this film has as its main question the relationship with the mother. After killing someone, Meleagros is killed by his own mother, from whom he had never disconnected.

E nachtlang Füürland (1981) 6.3

E nachtlang Füürland (1981)

A Radio commentator in Zürich, Switzerland, breaks the bonds of his dreary existence for one night in the company of a young woman only to realise at daybreak that he lacks the courage to go through with it.

Stop-Over (2013) 7.5

Stop-Over (2013)

In the course of living long months with a group of Iranian illegals in Athens, the director examines this radical choice of pursuing a better life through the most perilous of possibilities: clandestinity.

Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977) 4.6

Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)

Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one of the guards ar...

Stray Bullet (2018) 5.9

Stray Bullet (2018)

A powerful and painful quest for justice after the death of 12-year-old Genesis Rincon, killed by a stray bullet in a gang shootout in Paterson, a poor New Jersey town close to New York City.