The Swiss cinema was born in 1920s with a huge net of distributors. Swiss films such as Lindtberg's were created in the late 1930's early 1940's. Fusilier Wipf (1939), Gilberte de Courgenay (1941) and Die Missbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940) are those which make Swiss movies history notable. During 1950s and 1960s a number of successful plays were screened. Two film stars from Switzerland raised up in early 1950s and received an international acclaim for playing in lots of films. Switzerland are proud of them. It's Maximilian Shell and Ursula Anderss who became famous in Hollywood. The famous movies filmed in Switzerland were shot by Jean-Luc Godard. He is a living icon of temporary cinema. He influenced on the huge list of new generation directors, such as Martin Scorsese, Bernardo Bertolucci, Steven Soderbergh, Jim Jarmusch. Godard's films were awarded many times including Honorary Academy Award (2010), Honorary Cesar (1987, 1998), Prix Jean Vigo (1960). Also he influenced on the movies set in Switzerland. The Swiss art house received an international acclaim in the middle of 1980s and now it still has a reputation of one of the most contemporary cinemas.

Rating: 7.4 out of 10 (1869 votes)

A Dangerous Method

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Rating: 7.2 out of 10 (723 votes)

Le quattro volte

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day.

Rating: 6.1 out of 10 (838 votes)

Film socialisme

A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona.

Rating: 7 out of 10 (269 votes)

Une vie de chat

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day, he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a police officer. By night, he works with Nico, a burglar with a big heart. Zoe has plunged herself into silence following her father's murder at the hands of gangster Costa. One day, Dino the cat brings Zoe a very valuable bracelet. Lucas, Jeanne's second-in-command, notices this bracelet is part of a jewelery collection that has been stolen. One night, Zoe decides to follow Dino. On the way, she overhears some gangsters and discovers that her nanny is part of the gangsters' team.

Rating: 6.6 out of 10 (23 votes)

Land of the Heads

Emile is an unhappy little vampire, doing a job he detests, in a world plunged into perpetual gloom. He serves a despotic mistress who loathes wrinkles, in the most extreme way.

Rating: 6.1 out of 10 (243 votes)

Soundless Wind Chime

Ricky leaves Hong Kong for Switzerland to look for the lost soul and the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Ricky struggles with the confusion of memories, reality and illusion.

Rating: 3.9 out of 10 (270 votes)

Fire!

When a young musician and his wife become witness of a bank robbery they get in the midst of a political conspiracy with the risk of losing their lives.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (32 votes)

Retouches

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Rating: 7.3 out of 10 (21 votes)

Sainte barbe

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Rating: 7.9 out of 10 (24769 votes)

The World's Fastest Indian

For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meets are charmed by his open, direct friendliness. If he makes it to Bonneville, will they let an old guy on the flats with makeshift tires, no brakes, and no chute? And will the Indian actually respond?

Rating: 7.7 out of 10 (19841 votes)

Trzy kolory: Bialy

Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (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 Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot...

Rating: 8.1 out of 10 (28610 votes)

Trois couleurs: Rouge

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 relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion...

Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (7070 votes)

Cleopatra

Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.


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