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): Drabo, Adama
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

Inspired by the role of women in the Mali Civil War, this film focuses on the reversal of gender roles when a group of women find a mystical mask. Although a comedy, Skirt Power offers a powerful commentary on the status of women in patriarchal African societies.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120266/.
Director(s): Dragojevic, Srdjan
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

Two childhood friend find themselves on opposite sides during the Bosnian War. Loosely based on real events, Halil and his fellow Muslim soldiers have trapped Serbs, including his old friend Milan, within the Tunnel of Brotherhood and Unity. As children, Milan and Halil feared vengeful ogres lived in the tunnel connecting Zagreb and Belgrade. During the tunnel stalemate, Milan and Halil...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116860/
Director(s): Dragojevic, Srdjan
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

Two young boys come of age during the wars in former Yugoslavia. Pinki and Švaba escape the war, their parents' ethnic hatred, and international sanctions by joining Belgrade's underground scene. The gangster life of drugs, sex, and murder leads to tragedy for both. The story takes place throughout the 1990s, against the backdrop of Yugoslav Wars and growing ethnic hatred.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165546/
Director(s): Draskovic, Boro
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

The film takes place in Vukovar, a city on the border between Serbia and Croatia, in a country which used to be called SFR Yugoslavia, on the eve of the country's breakup. It is a typical love story, between a Croat woman and a Serb man, who marry one another with the blessing of both families right before the Battle of Vukovar (1991). Their harmonic community is brutally broken apart with the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111646/
Director(s): Jean Dréville
Release Date: 1962
Abstract:

During the American War of Independence, French officer and nobleman the Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834) comes to America's aid with men, money and weapons and becomes a Major-General under George Washington's command.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055070/
Director(s): Duigan, John
Release Date: 2004
Abstract:

Head in the Clouds focuses on the lives of three young lovers torn between pursuing their passions and defending their homelands. Gilda, an American-French woman, and her lovers Guy, a student from England, and Spanish-born nursing student Mia live together in 1930s France before the Spanish Civil War disrupts their lives. Mia volunteers as a nurse in her homeland, while Guy fights in...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338097/
Director(s): Duke, Daryl
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

A biographical drama of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), who was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. Born to an aristocratic British family, Nightingale volunteered to care for the wounded of the Crimean War (1853-1856) in Constantinople. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089157/
Director(s): Dumoulin, Georges
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

This film focuses on French citizens and German soldiers near the end of World War II in occupied France. In the spring of 1944, in the forest of La Woëvre, in Lorraine, a group of young maquisards, French guerrilla resistance fighters, welcomed four German deserters. Neither side is portrayed as hero or enemy, avoiding the tropes of war films. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187359/
Director(s): Dunne, Philip
Release Date: 1958
Abstract:

This film is based on the 1957 novel The Big War by Anton Myrer, who was a former Marine wounded during the Second Battle of Guam in 1944. The film follows three Marines who have shore leave in San Francisco before being shipped off to the Pacific front. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051770/
Director(s): Dupeyron, François
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

The horrors of modern warfare during World War I left men horrifically disfigured. This film recounts the story of Adrien, a handsome French soldier who becomes one of the gueules cassées (broken faces) after a German shell explodes in front of him. The extent of Adrien's injuries are unknown to him and the audience as he works to recover his strength and learn how to accept himself...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0273148/
Director(s): Duvivier, Julien
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

Marie-Octobre is a 1959 French film based on the 1948 eponymous novel by Jacques Robert, released also as Secret Meeting. This suspensful drama finds ten members of the underground uniting fifteen years after the end of World War II. Marie-Octobre arranges a meeting of former undercover Resistance fighters with the intent to find out who betrayed their leader, who was killed...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053050/
Director(s): Dwan, Allan
Release Date: 1949
Abstract:

Sands of Iwo Jima is a 1949 war film starring John Wayne as Sergeant Stryker. The film  follows a group of United States Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945)  during which the United States Marine Corps and Navy landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army. Sands of Iwo Jima was one of the...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041841/
Director(s): Eastwood, Clint
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A companion to Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, this film presents the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective and illuminates the themes of honor, sacrifice, and nationalism. In preparation for an impending American invasion, soldiers build an elaborate system of tunnels and caves on Mount Suribachi. Already weak, sick,...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498380/
Director(s): Eastwood, Clint
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

A companion to Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima, this film focuses on the American soldiers who raised the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II and shatters the myths behind American iconography. After securing the island and fending off artillery from Mount Suribachi, five Marines and one Navy corpsman plant the American flag....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418689/
Director(s): Eastwood, Clint
Release Date: 2000
Abstract:

Cold War relics answer NASA's call when an aging Russian satellite threatens Earth. Retired Air Force officers sidelined in the U.S. space program guide the astronauts' airwalk to repair the satellite. An accident threatens the mission.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186566/
Director(s): Egen, Brian James
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of Civil War Stories to novelist Gertrude Atherton and fledgling young publisher William Randolph Hearst during an infamous meeting in Sonol, California....

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0476053/
Director(s): Egger, Urs
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

This Austrain-German television film focusses on  the Bamberg witch trials of 1630-31 during the Thirty Year's War (1616-1648). It  reveales how religious fanaticism tore apart communities in the context of war. Plagued by draught, inept politicians, and ongoing religious wars, residents of Bamberg blame witchery. Every death puts money in the coffers of the Catholic Church. One doctor tries...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3176298/
Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1925
Abstract:

This international cinematic masterpiece portrays revolutionary events that preceded the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. In 1905 following the Sino-Russo War, sailors of the Potemkin protest poor conditions, stirring riots on board as well as in the port city of Odessa. Tsarist militia forces and cossacks brutally defeat the sailors and their supporters, pushing calls for revolution...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015648/
Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1925
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Strike is loosely based on a group of Russian workers who asserted collective ownership of their factory and town when they protested working conditions in pre-revolutionary Russia in 1903. The company's lockout causes devastation to the townspeople, including hunger. The state governor sends in the militia, executing the striking workers en masse. This film is part of...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015361/
Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1928
Abstract:

Commissioned by the U.S.S.R for the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution in 1917, this celebratory documentary film portrays events in revolutionary Petrograd (St. Petersburg). In documentary style, events are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018217/

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