Films by Director

This site allows users to access the collection of films organized by release date. The collection includes selected movies, TV productions and documentaries on the theme of gender, military and war in the periods covered by the Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink, and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). Including films released between the 1920s and the present, the focus is on the wars of the twentieth century, because most movies relevant for the theme of gender, military and war focus on a conflict of this period. The filmography includes productions in English, French and German or films with English subtitles.


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Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1955
Abstract:

The Dam Busters is a 1955 British epic war film. It recreates the true story of Operation Chastise when in 1943 the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked three important dams in Nazi Germany with the newly invented "bouncing bombs," which skidded across the water, avoiding obstacles, and detonated on command. This was an important component in the Allied strategy of attacking German industrial...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046889/
Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1968
Abstract:

After spending decades in a Siberian Gulag labor camp, Roman Catholic priest Kiril Lakota (Anthony Quinn) is set free by Russian leader Piotr Ilyich Kamenev (Sir Laurence Olivier) at the height of the Cold War, when Russia and China are locked in a tense conflict. Following the death of the pope (Sir John Gielgud), Lakota ends up on the global stage when he is chosen to be his successor. As...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063599/
Director(s): Glenn Andreiev
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

As the American Revolutionary War ends, British Col. Thompson seeks to capture The Mad Wolf, a mysterious saboteur. His Fort Golgotha, built atop a burial ground, is Mad Wolf's next target. The Mad Wolf, clad in a frightening disguise, is Deborah, widow of a slain minuteman.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304795/.
Director(s): Andric, Radivoje
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

Three Palms for Two Punks and a Babe is a 1998 Serbian comedy film, taking place in the wake of the Yugoslav Wars. Milan, an avid fan of FC Partizan, lives with his friend, a painter, and makes money by selling his paintings to the "new elite" of Serbia, torn by hyperinflatin and economic disaster in 1993. He meets a girl who works a phone sex hot line and the two eventually fall in...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149291/
Director(s): Yves Angelo
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

In winter 1917 in France, the murder of a little girl, the young Belle du Jour, overwhelms a peaceful village near the front of World War I. Around this crime, we see the interactions of Destinat, the mysterious prosecutor, the cynical judge Mierck and his disturbing acolyte, Colonel Matziev. Horrified by what he discovers, a policeman investigates, all the while living his own personal drama...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0431493/
Director(s): Yves Angelo
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

The movie Le Colonel Chabert, directed by Yves Angelo, is based on the 1832 novella by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). It is included in his series of novels known as La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy), which depicts and parodies French society in the period of the Restoration (1815–30) and the July Monarchy (1830–48). The main character in the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109454/
Director(s): Angelopoulos, Theodoros
Release Date: 2004
Abstract:

Part 1 of a trilogy which was uncompleted due to the director's death. The Weeping Meadow follows events in Greek history from 1919 to the aftermath of the Second World War. A band of refugees from Odessa returning to Greece after the Russian Revolution adopts an orphan girl, who becomes the focus of the story as her childhood and adolescence are affected by the aftermath of World War...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366721/
Director(s): Annakin, Ken
Release Date: 1962
Abstract:

This film tells the complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy--the invasion and establishment of Allied Forces in France during Operation Overlord, beginning June 6th, 1944 and the largest seaborne invasion in history--through the eyes of its participants. It began with overnight parachute and glider landings, air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious landing. The...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056197
Director(s): Annakin, Ken
Release Date: 1965
Abstract:

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. This film shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058947
Director(s): Annaud, Jean-Jacques
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215750
Director(s): Apted, Michael
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

In this fictionalized account of the British cryptography project, British cryptoanalysts have discovered to their horror that Nazi U-boats have changed their enigma code. Authorities enlist the help of a brilliant young man named Tom Jericho to help them break the code again. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks looms large, however, and Tom's lover, Claire, has...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157583/
Director(s): Michael Apted
Release Date: 2006
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Michael Apted directed this film which focuses on William Wilberforce’s (1759-1833) long campaign to end the British slave trade. Played by Ioan Gruffudd, Wilberforce was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British Parliament. The film  recounts the experiences of John Newton as a crewman on a slave ship and his subsequent religious conversion, which inspired his...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454776/
Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006, Tony, a Christian taxi-driver, brings Zeina, a Shiite woman from Beirut, to the heart of the conflict in the country's south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for Zeina's son, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. During their trip through the desolate countryside, the two...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1094275/
Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his native Lebanon for the third time, the realization dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel and the Lebanese Civil War. Experimenting with a radical new film-making style, he interlaces directed scenes and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3461524/
Director(s): Aragón, Emilio
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

When entertainer Jorge del Pino loses his wife and son in the last days of the Spanish Civil War, there's not much left to fear. At war's end, jobs are scarce and hunger plentiful. The outspoken Jorge, his vaudeville partner Enrique and their band of traveling artists oppose the brutal repression of the Franco regime. Miguel, a precocious child, joins the troupe, challenging the embittered...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1360822/
Director(s): Aranda, Vicente
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's group faces the problems of fighting not only the nationalists, but also factions on the left seeking to impose a more traditional military...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113649/
Director(s): Arbid, Danielle
Release Date: 2004
Abstract:

Set in Beirut in 1983, torn by the prolonged civil war, twelve-year-old Lina is the sad and only child of an embattled couple, Fouad and his pregnant wife, Thérèse. Lina hovers on the outskirts of domestic strife as the family tries to cope with the financial disaster brought on by Fouad's gambling. Living upstairs is Lina's tyrannical aunt Yvonne and her maid, Siham, who is a few years older...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415955/
Director(s): Alexandre Arcady
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Algeria under French colonization, in the 1930s. Younes is 9 years old when he is put in the care of his uncle, a pharmacist in the city of Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the kids of Rio Salado and becomes their friend. In the gang, there is Emilie, the girl whom everyone falls for. A great love takes root between Jonas and Emilie, but it will soon be troubled by the revolution that...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1934205/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Armstrong, Gillian
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110367/
Director(s): Armstrong, Gillian
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

Based on a novel of the same name by Sebastian Faulks, this fictional story points to the true and heroic contributions of British women spies in France during World War II. Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245046/?

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