List of Swiss films

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A list of films produced in Switzerland. For an A-Z list see Category:Swiss films

1930s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930
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1931
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1932
Tannenberg Heinz Paul Hans Stüwe, Käthe Haack War Swiss-German co-production
1933
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1934
William Tell Heinz Paul Hans Marr, Conrad Veidt Historical Swiss-German co-production
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1935
Demon of the Himalayas Andrew Marton Gustav Diessl, Erika Dannhoff Adventure
The Eternal Mask Werner Hochbaum Peter Petersen, Mathias Wieman Drama Swiss-Austrian co-production
1936
Fräulein Veronika Veit Harlan Thekla Ahrens, Carl Esmond Comedy Swiss-Austrian co-production
The Postman from Longjumeau Carl Lamac Carl Esmond, Rose Stradner Musical comedy Swiss-Austrian co-production
Where the Lark Sings Carl Lamac Mártha Eggerth, Alfred Neugebauer Musical Swiss-German-Hungarian co-production
1937
Kleine Scheidegg Richard Schweizer Leopold Biberti, Emil Hegetschweiler Drama
1938
Fusilier Wipf Hermann Haller, Leopold Lindtberg Paul Hubschmid, Heinrich Gretler Drama
1939

1940s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
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1941
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1942
Gilberte de Courgenay Franz Schnyder Rudolf Bernhard, Anne-Marie Blanc Biopic
1943
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1944
Marie-Louise Leopold Lindtberg Josiane Hegg, Heinrich Gretler Drama
1945
The Last Chance (Die Letzte Chance) Leopold Lindtberg Ewart G. Morrison, John Hoy, Ray Reagan Drama won Golden Globe and Grand Prize in Cannes
1946
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1947
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1948
The Search (Die Gezeichneten) Fred Zinnemann Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon Drama American-Swiss co-production
1949

1950s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1950
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1951
Bluebeard Christian-Jaque Hans Albers, Fritz Kortner, Cécile Aubry Comedy French-West German-Swiss co-production
Four in a Jeep Leopold Lindtberg, Elizabeth Montagu Ralph Meeker, Viveca Lindfors Drama
1952
Heidi Luigi Comencini Elsbeth Sigmund, Heinrich Gretler family movie, Drama
1953
The Village Leopold Lindtberg Entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival and the 3rd Berlin International Film Festival
1954
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1955
Heidi and Peter Franz Schnyder Heinrich Gretler, Elsbeth Sigmund Family/Drama Sequel to the 1952 film Heidi
1956
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1957
Der 10. Mai Franz Schnyder Entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival
1958
The Cheese Factory in the Hamlet Franz Schnyder Annemarie Düringer, Franz Matter Historical comedy
It Happened in Broad Daylight Ladislao Vajda Heinz Rühmann, Gert Fröbe, Michel Simon Thriller Swiss-West German-Spanish co-production.
Entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival
1959
The Model Husband Karl Suter Walter Roderer, Silvia Frank Comedy

1960s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
Sacred Waters Alfred Weidenmann Hansjörg Felmy, Cordula Trantow, Hanns Lothar, Gustav Knuth Drama
William Tell Michel Dickoff Entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival
1961
The Shadows Grow Longer Ladislao Vajda Hansjörg Felmy, Luise Ullrich, Barbara Rütting Drama Swiss-West German co-production
1962
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1963
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1964
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1965
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1966
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1967
The Unknown Man of Shandigor Jean-Louis Roy Entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival
1968
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1969

1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
Black Out Jean-Louis Roy Entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival
1971
The Light at the Edge of the World Kevin Billington Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar Spanish-American-Swiss co-production
The Salamander Alain Tanner Bulle Ogier
1972
The Surveyors Michel Soutter Entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival
Der Fall Kurt Früh Walo Lüönd, Katrin Buschor, Annemarie Düringer Drama
1973
The Pedestrian Maximilian Schell Swiss-West German co-production
The Invitation Claude Goretta Won the Jury Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival
1974
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait Barbet Schroeder Biography Swiss-French co-production
The Middle of the World Alain Tanner
1975
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1976
Assassination in Davos Rolf Lyssy Peter Bollag, Gert Haucke Thriller
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 Alain Tanner
The Sudden Loneliness of Konrad Steiner Kurt Gloor Ettore Cella Entered into the 26th Berlin International Film Festival
Shadow of Angels Daniel Schmid Entered into the 1976 Cannes Film Festival
1977
Providence (1977 film) Alain Resnais
Women in Cellblock 9 Jesús Franco
1978
The Swissmakers Rolf Lyssy Highest-grossing movie in Switzerland until 1997.
1979
Les petites fugues Yves Yersin Entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival
Messidor Alain Tanner Entered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
Palermo or Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter Swiss-West German co-production
1981
The Boat Is Full Markus Imhoof Won a Silver Bear at Berlin
The Homeless One Villi Hermann Entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival
The Inventor Kurt Gloor Bruno Ganz Entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival
Kassettenliebe Rolf Lyssy Emil Steinberger, Franziska Oehme Comedy
Teheran 43 Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov Alain Delon, Curd Jürgens Soviet-French-Swiss co-production
1982
Hécate Daniel Schmid Bernard Giraudeau, Lauren Hutton Entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival
1983
The Death of Mario Ricci Claude Goretta Gian Maria Volontè, Magali Noël, Heinz Bennent Won the Best Actor award at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival
Glut Thomas Koerfer Armin Mueller-Stahl, Katharina Thalbach, Krystyna Janda, Matthias Habich Drama
In the White City Alain Tanner Bruno Ganz Entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival
1984
Dangerous Moves Richard Dembo Michel Piccoli Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Man Without Memory Kurt Gloor Entered into the 34th Berlin International Film Festival
1985
Höhenfeuer Fredi M. Murer
Derborence Francis Reusser Entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival
1986
1987
Jenatsch Daniel Schmid Screened at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
1988
La méridienne Jean-François Amiguet Screened at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival
1989
Bankomatt Villi Hermann Entered into the 39th Berlin International Film Festival
The Favorite Maud Adams

1990s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
Angels Jacob Berger Entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival
Journey of Hope Xavier Koller Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1991
Always & Forever Samir Entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival
The Mountain Markus Imhoof Entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival
1992
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1993
The Diary of Lady M Alain Tanner
1994
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1995
Adultery: A User's Guide Christine Pascal
Before Sunrise Richard Linklater
Silent Night Dani Levy Entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival
1996
Fourbi Alain Tanner Screened at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival
1997
Blue Mountain Thomas Tanner Entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival
1998
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1999
Beresina, or the Last Days of Switzerland Daniel Schmid Satirical comedy Screened at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival
Pas de café, pas de télé, pas de sexe Romed Wyder Dramatic comedy
General Sutter Benny Fasnacht Werner Bachofen, Hannes Schmidhauser Historical

2000s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
Angry Kisses Judith Kennel Entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival
Joy Ride Martin Rengell
2001
Kilimanjaro: How to spell Love! Mike Eschmann Martin Rapold, Gesine Cukrowski, Stefan Gubser, Inigo Callo, Eliane Chappuis Comedy
2002
Ready, Steady, Charlie! Michael Koch Comedy Original title Achtung, Fertig, Charlie!
Crisis in Havana Viktor Giacobbo, Mike Müller Comedy Original title Ernstfall in Havanna
2003
2004
Bienvenue en Suisse Léa Fazer Screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
Love Express Elena Hazanov Mathilda May, Vincent Winterhalter, Sibylle Blanc, Carlos Leal, Roberto Bestazzoni Comedy
Sternenberg Christoph Schaub Mathias Gnädinger, Sara Capretti Comedy Nominated for Swiss Film Prize 2005
Absolut Romed Wyder Psychological Thriller
Strähl Manuel Flurin Hendry Drama
2005
Clean Geoffrey Engelbrecht Short Film Best Short Film Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival
We Are The Faithful Documentary
2006
Grounding Michael Steiner Drama
2007
Love And Mania Michael C. Huber Sibylle Canonica, Michael Koch Drama
Late Bloomers Bettina Oberli Stephanie Glaser Drama Original title Die Herbstzeitlosen
Vitus Fredi M. Murer Drama
2008
Geld oder Leben Roger Mäder Daniel Rohr Comedy
Home Ursula Meier Isabelle Huppert
Happy New Year Christoph Schaub Entered into the 31st Moscow International Film Festival
2009
Cargo Ivan Engler Science fiction

2010s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Sennentuntschi Michael Steiner Roxane Mesquida, Andrea Zogg, Carlos Leal and Nicholas Ofczarek Horror, Mystery Swiss-Austrian co-production
2011
Hell Tim Fehlbaum Hannah Herzsprung, Stipe Erceg and Lisa Vicari Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction Swiss-German co-production
One Way Trip 3D Markus Welter 3D Film
2013
Rosie Marcel Gisler
Longwave (Les Grandes ondes (à l'ouest)) Lionel Baier Valérie Donzelli, Michel Vuillermoz, Patrick Lapp, Francisco Belard comedy-drama Swiss-French-Portuguese co-production
2014
List of Swiss films of 2014
2015
Dawn Romed Wyder Joel Basman, Jason Isaacs, Sarah Adler Historical Drama Swiss-British-German co-production
Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern) Stina Werenfels Victoria Schulz Drama

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