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): de Villiers, Dirk
Release Date: 1989
Abstract:

Set in the prisoner of war camp on the island of St Helena, this popular South African television mini-series deals with the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) as seen through the eyes of two fictional characters: Sloet Steenkamp (Ian Roberts), a rebellious Boer farmer, and James Kerwin (Gavin van den Berg), a Captain with the British Army. After Steenkamp leads a failed rebellion, he is taken...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388893/
Director(s): de Villiers, Dirk
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

Epic drama of honor, passion and freedom set during the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), a time when Britain colonised by might in Southern Africa. The film follows the bound fates of rebellious Boer farmer Sloet Steenkamp (Ian Roberts) and James Kerwin (Gavin van den Berg), a Captain with the British Army. Steenkamp, a Cape Colonist and one of the Cape rebels refuses to surrender to the new...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2156657/
Director(s): Dearden, Basil
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

A tale of stolen identity and love during World War II. In 1940, Czech soldier Capt. Hasek (Michael Redgrave) is being pursued by the Nazi secret police. To conceal his true identity, he pretends to be a dead British soldier named Capt. Geoffrey Mitchell. But to keep the lie going, he must also write to Mitchell's wife, Celia (Rachel Kempson), as her dead husband from the POW camp where he's...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038396/
Director(s): Dearden, Basil
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

Khartoum is a 1966 British epic war film based on historical accounts of Gen. Charles "Chinese" Gordon's (1833–1885) defence of the Sudanese city of Khartoum from the forces of the Sudanese Mahdist army, during the Siege of Khartoum (1884–1885). In 1883, William Gladstone (Ralph Richardson), Britain's prime minister, enlists reputable Gen. Gordon (Charlton Heston) to smooth over the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060588/
Director(s): Decoin, Henri
Release Date: 1958
Abstract:

Loosely based on the life of Mathilde Carré, a Resistance fighter and double agent in occupied France, La Chatte reveals how women responded to the shifting politics and rebelled against the atrocities of World War II. After the death of her husband, Cora takes up his role in the Resistance. When captured by Nazis, she refuses to divulge information that would jeopardize her cause....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051473/
Director(s): Decoin, Henri
Release Date: 1960
Abstract:

In this sequel to the beloved Chatte (1958), Cora Mennessier (also known as "Chatte") is not dead. Condemned to be shot for being a traitor to the French Resistance, she has survived her execution by "Le Capitaine". Unfortunately, she is immediately captured by the German forces, imprisoned and brainwashed. Her "mission" is now to...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142159/
Director(s): Delpard, Raphaël
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary examines how the French national rail system organized the deportation of prisoners, including Jews, Roma, and Communists, to concentration camps during World War II. It also highlights acts of resistance undertaken by rail officials. The narrative combines eyewitness testimony and archival footage, with the impressive reconstitution of numerous historical scenes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615028/
Director(s): Delvaux, André
Release Date: 1979
Abstract:

Woman in a Twilight Garden is a 1979 Belgian-French drama film directed by André Delvaux. Set in Antwerp in 1940, a newly married Belgian woman finds herself torn between loves and loyalties during World War II. Following the German occupation of Belgium, Lieve's husband is conscripted to fight with the Germans in the Eastern front. In the meantime, Lieve shelters François, a...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080110/

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Director(s): Demange, Yann
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

In the early years of the Troubles, a British paratrooper is left behind following a riot in a Belfast neighborhood. He must navigate a foreign land and approach enemy and ally knowing they may not be what they seem. The film draws subtle parallels between the ongoing wars in the Middle East since the 2000s. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614684/
Director(s): Demme, Jonathan
Release Date: 2004
Abstract:

An updated version of a classic Cold War film, The Manchurian Candidate reveals the dark connections between militarism, capitalism, and world power during the War on Terror. Raymond Shaw, a decorated hero of the Gulf War (1990-91), rises to political power thanks to his mother, a U.S. Senator. His former captain, Ben Marco, begins to doubt the story of how Shaw saved his platoon from...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368008/
Director(s): Demy, Jacques
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

Two young French lovers' lives are altered by the Algerian War for Independence (1954–1962). Geneviève learns she is pregnant from her love affair with Guy, who has been drafted into the war. She agrees to marry a rich man to giver her child a better life. Guy opts to marry his grandmother's nurse when he returns. The two old lovers meet years later. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058450/
Director(s): Denis, Jean-Pierre
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Loosely based on the true story of Sister Marie-Philomène, this film reveals the precarious role women occupied in World War II. Sister Luce, a nun and nurse, falls in love with a French resistance fighter. When spurned by him, she seeks vengeance by informing the Germans. about him.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825811/
Director(s): Denis, Claire
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

An allegory of the failed state of colonialism, a white woman's refusal to leave her coffee plantation in a fictional African country brings the civil war to her. Warned by French officials and military to leave, Maria is determined to see the harvest through to earn profits and keep her land. Rebels overthrow her claims to the land and her family in violent ways.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135952/
Director(s): Deol, Kiran
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary traces the 10-year evolution of Silu (nee Uma Bhujel) from guerilla warrior to democratically elected assembly in Nepal. Silu was one of 40% of women who joined the People's Liberation Army as guerilla warriors during the Nepali Civil War. She continued to fight for women's equality and women's rights as assemblywoman and at home. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1507392/
Director(s): Deslauriers, Guy
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

After fighting a four-year war against colonial France, Ahidjéré Béhanzin, King of Dahomey (present-day Benin), is exiled to Martinique in 1894. Along with his "minder" and a Creole woman with whom he falls in love, the king, who was worshipped as a god in his homeland, discovers Blacks who are no longer African. Defeated, exiled, faced with an "anthropological oddity" and with love, Behanzin...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116254/
Director(s): Desmond, John
Release Date: 1981
Abstract:

Based on Frank O'Connor's 1931 short story about the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). Irish insurgents guard their British prisoners-of-war in a remote farmstead. Gradually the opposing soldiers come to respect, even like each other. The enemy becomes human. This greatly worries the Irish leader, because his prisoners may have to be killed in reprisal if the British execute two IRA...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208192/
Director(s): Deville, Michel
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

Martin is a member of a comedy troupe who is captured by American soldiers when he is in costume as a German officer in this World War II comedy. He escapes and joins the Free French Army only to be captured by the Nazis while he is wearing a general's uniform. The British use him as an undercover agent to capture the Germans. Martin then is recruited in a plot to kill Hitler and is acclaimed...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060673/
Director(s): Dewever, Jean
Release Date: 1961
Abstract:

Chaos and uncertainty surrounded the Allied liberation of France from town to town. Residents of Nanteuil celebrate the news of their local surrender in August 1944, but a newly-arrived German officer seeks to re-occupy the town. Local French Resistance fighters appear useless to the renewed war.  

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259352/
Director(s): Dewhurst, George
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

Irish Destiny is a 1926 film made in the Irish Free State, directed by George Dewhurst and written by Isaac Eppel to mark the tenth anniversary of the Easter Rising in April 1916. The film follows an Irish Republican Army soldier who is captured by the British. The film was considered lost for many years until in 1991 a single surviving nitrate print was located by the Irish Film...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192168/
Director(s): Diaz-Abaya, Marilou
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

The life and death of José Rizal (1861-1896), leader and philosopher of the Filipino independence in the late 19th century. Imprisoned by the Spanish for inspiring an unrealized revolution, Rizal remembers his life and work on this last day. His execution spawns riots and rebellions across the Philippines.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186257/

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