TWINT instead of credit card

Simple and safe

Long promised, finally here: From now on, you can pay for individual films and also all subscriptions with TWINT on cinefile.

You want to switch from credit card to TWINT payment? Nothing could be easier. Next time you rent a movie, choose TWINT as your preferred payment method, click "Rent  movie" and scan the QR code that pops up with your TWINT app. When you make your first payment, you still need to activate cinefile as a service provider in your app. From then on, you can trigger each rental with a single click. And of course, you can cancel the simplified payment method in your app just as easily at any time.

If you have one of our popular take subscriptions that allow you to enjoy two, three or four movies of your free choice each month with discounts of up to 50%, you can change the payment method with one click in your customer account (section "Your data and payment methods"). Again, you will need to enable Cinefile with the TWINT QR scan once in their app for automatic payments. After that, the debits for the monthly fees will be fully automatic. Again, the subscription and payment method can be changed or canceled in your customer account at the end of each subscription period with a single click.

Do you have any questions? Write to Our support team will assist you within a few hours on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on weekends no later than the following day.




Recently added o

Laura Mora, Colombia, 2022
with Carlos Andres Castañeda, Brahian Acevedo c7.0

Rá, Culebro, Sere, Winny and Nano live on the streets of Medellín. The five children no longer have any contact with their families. They form a kind of fraternal clan in which they have to make their way in a parallel world without laws. In a dangerous journey between delirium and nothingness, the group leaves the city and enters the depths of the Colombian interior. There they hope to find a piece of land that Rá inherited from her late grandmother.

Philippe Le Guay, France 2010, 106' c7.1
Kaspar Kasics, Switzerland 2022, 96' c6.7
Alice Diop, France 2022, 122' c6.8
Felix Tissi, Italy 2022, 80' c5.7
Jenna Hasse, Switzerland 2023, 76' c6.4
Damián Szifron, USA 2023, 119' c6.6
Aki Kaurismäki, Finland 2017, 98' c7.2
Barbara Kulcsar, Switzerland 2022, 93' c6.8


Recently added

Les amants du Pont-Neuf
Leos Carax, 1991
With delirious images and allusions to the elemental forces of fire and water as well as the cinematic forebears Vigo, Renoir & Chaplin, the poète maudit Leos Carax ignites a poetic frenzy.
The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2015
Leonardo Di Caprio delivers a performance of unprecedented intensity as a trapper lost in the wilderness, crawling through mud from start to finish. Yet it was not enough to win him an Oscar.
Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Luis Buñuel, 1972
Couples from the wealthy bourgeoisie try to invite each other to dinner, but each of their attempts fails. With a style and elegance befitting the social class he portrayed, Luis Buñuel was as faithful as ever to the surrealism of his early career.
Notting Hill
Roger Michell, 1999
A shy bookseller falls in love with a Hollywood star. A deceptively light comedy that aims to deconstruct the myth of the star and recreate it straight from behind. And if it succeeds, it's thanks to deft direction and a magnificent cast, including... the stars: Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.



Actress, * France 1985 Just about 38, Léa Seydoux can look back on 51 film roles. She owes this, no question, to her talent and sex appeal, but not least to the fact that she was born into her métier as the daughter of an actor couple, the great granddaughter of an oil magnate and the granddaughter of the long-time Pathé patron Jérôme Seydoux in the heart of the Parisian upper bourgeoisie.

The twenty-year-old set about her career with corresponding self-confidence. As early as 2009, the luxury goods company Chopard presented her with its Young Talent Award in Cannes, and the leap to Hollywood with roles with celebrities such as Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott and Woody Allen established her reputation as an international great by 2012. With the explicit lesbian sex scenes in the mélo La vie d'Adèle (rewarded in Cannes 2013 with a special Golden Palm for her and her partner Adèle Exnacharpoulos), she made even more of a splash, and with the subsequent distancing from the director of the film again.

Léa Seydoux's most striking feature is perhaps her provocative gaze. Her cat's eyes stand up to counter-glances, and even more so to the appraising male gaze. Together with her other facial features, these eyes tell of risk-taking and robustness. For all her erotic charisma, Seydoux doesn't have to be a diva all the time and only appear in big boxes. Thus, after her first Hollywood experiences, she once again starred in a classic small auteur film for Geneva director Ursula Meier (L'enfant d'en haut) , as well as in 2016 for French-Canadian directing wunderkind Xavier Dolan (Juste la fin du monde). In the lower-class crime thriller Roubaix, une lumière she even played a coarse borderline murderess, and for Un beau matin she recently cut her hair tomboyishly.

In between, of course, commercial world cinema was on the agenda again with the role as James Bond's pluminous first serious partner in the last two 007 episodes. At least three new Seydoux productions are in the pipeline, according to IMDb, including the sequel to the blockbuster Dune, a videogame, and the latest film from French bad boy Bertrand Bonello. In other words, the classic Seydoux mix of safe values and wonder bags. À suivre. 


The streaming alternative from Switzerland
Cinefile is the Swiss online home cinema for a cinephile audience in the digital age. Fans of  international arthouse and independent films, classics, newer films and the latest films that could be, get their money's worth. Four and a half years after going live, the online platform features around 700 films, including almost 200 Swiss productions. The streaming selection ranges from upscale entertainment to rigorous art films, and tries to avoid the platitudinous and stale as much as the stultified and pretentious.

The curation principle: class instead of mass
cinefile is operated and curated by a handful of experienced professionals and experts from the fields of film journalism, film production, film studies, digital marketing and information technology.
"The basic idea of cinefile," says founder Andreas Furler, "is that here comes together what we never found at Netflix & Co: Films that were recently shown in arthouse cinemas as well as reprises and classics, so-called "big" cinema as well as "small" cinema. 
"We don't care about the common distinction between arthouse and mainstream," Furler continues, "as long as a film fully convinces at least one person in our five-person team and the others don't see any valid reasons, such as unmistakable racism, sexism or glorification of violence, that forbid its publication because we don't want to serve these ideologies. We thus try to apply a generous, diversity-conscious standard and at the same time not to cut back on cinematic quality, admittedly: the daily squaring of the circle.
Our goal is to offer not as many as possible, but as good films as possible on cinefile. Class instead of mass' is our motto. We are aware that every taste is relative. That's why we never select alone. Billy Wilder said that every single viewer in the cinema hall is possibly a fool. But if 1000 of these fools gather in the dark, he continued,  then "critical genius" would come together. We like this bon mot to the swarm intelligence, even if our team consists so far of only five cinephile fools. "

Every film with accompaniment and 5 minutes trial period
Because we are aware of the relativity of every selection, we give our streaming audience five free minutes to form their own impression before renting every film.
In addition, we accompany each streaming film not only with catchy plot details, stills, posters and trailers, but also with short reviews and bonus materials, such as we write ourselves or gather on the web. Planned for March 2023 is an expansion of these activities to a small online magazine, so that we can communicate our favorite films even better and national and international events around the film also something broader in the view. 

Streaming in single rental: The cheapest Swiss platform for premiere films
films on cinefile are available for single rental in Switzerland and Liechtenstein with the free registration "Basic" without any subscription obligation. With a rental price of CHF 7.00 for all premiere films, cinefile is the cheapest pay-per-view platform in Switzerland - with a subscription, see below, the rental is even cheaper.
The films are all available in HD and original version with freely selectable subtitles, partly also in German or French dubbed versions. Streaming is easy: If you have a credit card on file, each new movie is available with a click and is up and running in no time. Other payment methods will be installed in March 2023. Already now, you can also initiate an online transfer to cinefile at any time with an email to , which will be transferred to your cinefile account free of charge as freely usable credit. 

The way to the big screen
With the Air Play function of Apple TV or a Chromecast plug from Google, you can now already transfer our films to your big TV screen.  Personally, however, we prefer the good old super-simple connection with an HDMI cable, which is not subject to external influences such as the fluctuating WLAN connection on site.
The cinefile team is aware that all these remedies are not the last word in wisdom and is working on TV apps with which the range can be accessed directly on the TV sets of the popular brands. The main apps will be available from April 2023.

Take 1, 3 or 5: The even cheaper flat rate subscription for the entire range
cinefile's unique features include the Take1, Take3 and Take5 subscriptions, which offer flat rate tariffs for one, three and five films per month respectively. The single movie costs CHF 6.00 (14% discount) in the Take1 subscription, CHF 4.50 (36% discount) in the Take3 subscription and CHF 3.50 (50%) discount in the Take5 subscription. The subscription can be adjusted to the current film appetite or canceled at the end of each of the individually selectable billing periods. For our subscribers, cinefile is 100% free of advertising at .

Last but not least: The cinefile cinema guide and your personal watchlist
are cinema fans. That's why we have been striving for almost five years to publish the best-structured and most comprehensive cinema guide in Switzerland. With us, you can not only consult the country's complete cinema program sorted by films, times and cinemas and filtered according to your criteria, but also combine all cinema locations according to your needs and save the films you have your eye on in your personal watchlist, which is also automatically matched with your streaming favorites. In contrast  to the complete competition including Google, we also provide all program cinemas and open-airs with their and their complete offer - and of course we link you to the ticketing of every single one of the approximately 9000 weekly cinema screenings in Switzerland.

The cinefile newsletter and our presented digital hand
Our weekly newsletter in German and French is not just a PR tool for the  sale of our streaming movies, but also an info service with short reviews and hints on our favorite new movies and other events. So it's no wonder that after 4 years it has achieved ratings of between 45% and 57%, which is normal for digital marketing, but a minor miracle.
Any requests? Write to us at Our digital hand answers you during the week to 99% within 36 hours, on weekends (from Friday 14.00 o'clock - yes we like to finish early on Friday) until Monday 12.00 o'clock at the latest. If we do not meet this deadline, you will have a free movie to good with us from February 1, 2023.

We use cookies. By continuing to surf on you agree to our cookie policy. For details see our privacy policy.