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): Chouraqui, Élie
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

A friendship between two Americans is tested during the conflicts surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. Said, a Palestinian immigrant, and Bobby, a Jew, leave New York to support their respective sides. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443448/
Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Fanfan la Tulipe is a 1952 French comedy adventure film directed by Christian-Jaque. It has also been categorized under swashbuckler films. The film is set in France during the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). As the film begins, Fanfan (Gérard Philipe) is a charming, attractive young man who is trying to escape a shotgun marriage. At this vulnerable point in his life, he is approached...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044602/
Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

Friendships unravel in a small French town in World War II. After an attack kills two German soldiers outside a restaurant, the head of the Gestapo orders those there that they must choose who will be executed if the guilty party is not found. Friends gathered to celebrate a birthday turn on each other, revealing a lack of loyalty and an abundance of cowardice.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057930/
Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

A naive young French refugee woman becomes an unlikely weapon of war during World War II. Babette is sent by British Intelligence back into France to seduce a German General and thwart the Nazis plans to invade England. The goal is to learn more information to block the attack, but Babette might jeopardize their mission. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052595/
Director(s): Chubbuck, Lyndon
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

During the London Blitz, two young working-class women fall in love with Canadian soldiers. When their new husbands go off to war, Lily and Sophia leave for Canada. Once there, they receive different receptions from their in-laws. Lily decides to stay and raise her daughter with her shell-shocked husband, while Sophia returns home. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244297/
Director(s): Chukhrai, Pavel
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this movie provides an allegorical tale of life under Stalin in the Soviet Union during the 1950s. A poor, migrant war-widow and her son meet a dashing man masquerading as an army officer who served in World War II. The three form a make-shift family, but the happiness of the mother and son soon falters when the new father displays cruelty...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124207/
Director(s): Chukhray, Grigoriy
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov (Volodya Ivashov) is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield, destroying two German tanks. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052600/
Director(s): Chukhray, Grigoriy
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

The Forty-First is a 1956 Soviet film based on the eponymous novel by Boris Lavrenyov. A remake of the 1927 movie under the same name, The Forty-Firstthe film is set during the Russian Civil War (1917–1922) and tells the story of a tragic romance between a female sniper of the Red Army and an officer of the White Army. In...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049783/
Director(s): Cimino, Michael
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

In this acclaimed, Oscar-winning war drama, directed by Michael Cimino, the Vietnam War shatters the lives of a group of friends from a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. While in Vietnam, the three friends, played by Robert de Niro, John Cazale and John Savage, are captured and forced to play Russian roulette by the Viet Cong. Two return home, but one, traumatized by his experiences,...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077416/
Director(s): Cissé, Souleymane
Release Date: 1983
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Vivid social satire with overtones of Romeo and Juliet, Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot-smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age. Both families object to the union and to the lover's growing involvement in student...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083942/
Director(s): Clarke, Alan
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

A critically acclaimed televised film, Contact follows a platoon of British paratroopers patrolling the southern part of County Armagh, Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Often warding off invisible, enemy fire, the men travel throughout the countryside in silence. The film shows the fear, confusion, and professionalism of soldiers at war. Based on the memoirs of AFN Clarke, an ex-...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088949/
Director(s): Clarke, Alan
Release Date: 1989
Abstract:

Loosely based on real-life events and filmed in a documentary style, Elephant tackles the social problems of Northern Ireland during the 1980s. A series of murders erupt in Belfast, though director Alan Clarke is disinterested in depicting the killers' motives or the victims lives. Instead, Clarke uses the murders to prompt outrage among the film's viewers, who were largely apathetic...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097270/
Director(s): Clavell, James
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

Five Gates to Hell tells the story of a group of a Red Cross doctor and several nurses, who are taken captive by guerillas in a fortress in the jungles of Vietnam. Forced to remain as sex slaves by a local warlord and the head of his guerilla army, the nurses eventually stage a revolt and escape into the wild.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052808/
Director(s): Clavell, James
Release Date: 1971
Abstract:

Conflicts and debates about religion, morality, and philosophy infuse this film about the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), based upon the 1959 novel of the same title by J. B. Pick. Vogel, a teacher (Omar Sharif) fleeing a gang of mercenaries, stumbles upon an isolated valley in southern Germany untouched by war. Once the mercenaries find him, Vogel convinces their leader (Michael Caine) to leave...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065969/
Director(s): Jennifer Clayton
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

Part 13 of the film series People's Century: 1900-1999, Freedom Now: Colonial Rule Is Overthrown in Asia and Africa, focuses on the anticolonial struggle in the second half of the twentieth century. After the Second World War, much of the world lived still under the colonial rule by imperial powers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fie7H9EThUQ
Director(s): Clegg, Tom
Release Date: 1993
Abstract:

The British television series Sharpe, directed by Tom Clegg, follows an English officer during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Sergeant Richard Sharpe, played by Sean Bean, receives a promotion to lieutenant and oversees the Chosen Men of the 95th Rifles of the British Army, an elite group of sharp shooters who served as an alternative to traditional warfare. As war continues, Sharpe...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12749392/
Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

Before and after the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a group of French rail workers commit everyday acts of resistance and eventually sabotage the German-controlled rail system. Director René Clément used non-professional actors and a documentary style to enhance the ordinary struggles of French citizens, whose real-life stories provided the film's narrative. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038334/
Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

Is Paris Burning? is a 1966 epic black-and-white French-American co-production about the liberation of Paris in August 1944 by the French Resistance and the Free French Forces during World War II. Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz (Jean-Paul Belmondo) receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060814/
Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

In a small town in southwest France during World War II, Edouard Martin leads a double life. His hobby of growing orchids, which the Germans admire, hides the fact that he is a leader of the Resistance. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038863/
Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1963
Abstract:

In the early summer of 1944, a French woman and an American pilot form an unexpected relationship. On her way back to Paris, Thérèse (Simone Signoret), a mother of two whose husband is in a prison camp, meets Capt. Allan Morley (Stuart Whitman) after he parachutes from his damaged plane. Although hesitant, she agrees to help him find a way to leave Nazi-occupied France.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056126/

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