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): Barbash, Uri
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara, and their two daughters are seeking shelter from the Nazis storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer, who is all alone after her husband fought for his country and never returned. Amid the horrors of the war that surrounds them, an impossible love triangle erupts as Emelia uncontrollably falls in love with...

Director(s): Barbeau-Lavalette, Anaïs
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Chloé, a young French-Canadian doctor with the Red Crescent, constantly moves between contemporary Israel and the Occupied territories. She lives in Jerusalem and works in Ramallah, passing through checkpoints daily to monitor the pregnancies of young women. As she spends time with Rand, one of her patients, she learns more about life in the occupied territories. The more time she spends with...

Director(s): Barker, Mike
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

1645 England: After years of civil war, King Charles I is overthrown and two heroes have emerged--Lord General Thomas Fairfax and his best friend and deputy, General Oliver Cromwell. Their friendship is threatened when Fairfax and his wife conspire to return the King to power, and Cromwell instead orders his execution, seizing control. His armies spread violence and fear throughout the country...

Director(s): Barker, Reginald
Release Date: 1915
Abstract:

Confederate soldier Frank Winslow is terrified of the war and eventually runs away from battle. But when he finds himself behind enemy lines with vital information, he must decide between his fear and his conscience. [From IMDb]

Director(s): Barnet, Boris
Release Date: 1933
Abstract:

Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: family loyalty vs. personal desire, nationalism vs. transcendent humanism.

Director(s): Barriuso, Marta
Release Date: 2005
Major Wars:
Abstract:

A child of Belgium, a speaker of French, and a Habsburg on his father's side, there was little Spanish about Charles V, yet Spain was the core of his kingdom. This program follows the cosmopolitan "Carlos Quinto," King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor (1500-1558), through two coronations, a wedding, wars with France and the Ottoman Empire, the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, and his...

http://rave.ohiolink.edu/dmc/video/6439820
Director(s): Bartlett, Hall
Release Date: 1982
Abstract:

After the Laotian government cracks down on foreign journalists following the civil wars in Laos and Vietnam, Australian John Everingham remains behind to uncover the story. He is eventually arrested and exiled to Thailand after his lover turned on him.

Director(s): Bassett, Michael J.
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century English privateer. When Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil's own Reaper, dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane manages to escape, he knows that he now...

Director(s): Bastos, Mario
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

This documentary begins with memories of the colonial situation in Portuguese-ruled Angola, reveals the first steps in the struggle, and covers the main settings where it took place. From 1961 to 1974, the war in Angola spread from the bush areas in the North and Cabinda to the flood plains in the East, involving many people, the guerrillas and those that supported them. Meanwhile, prisons and...

Director(s): Bauer, Tristán
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

This anti-war film tells the story of two young Argentinian men sent to fight against Britain in the Falkland Islands in 1982, who return home bearing traumas. The script is based on a book written by a veteran of this war. 

Director(s): Bay, Michael
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends from Tennessee, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the American effort in World War II. They both survive the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and they participate in aerial bombing raids against Japan. 

Director(s): Beauvois, Xavier
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to...

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Director(s): Becker, Jean
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

In 1950s France, Jacques, a schoolteacher, heads to the small town where he lived during the Occupation, to do a clown routine for the villagers, a yearly ritual. But Lucien, his 15 year old son, finds it utterly embarrassing. Jacques' best friend André explains the history of this ritual to Lucien. It has to do with Jacques' and André's engagement in Resistance activities, and a moment of...

Director(s): Becker, Wolfgang
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

A son takes great measures to protect his mother before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Alex's mother falls into a coma when she sees her son arrested during an anti-government protest. To protect her recovery, he pretends German unification never happened. 

Director(s): Begic, Aida
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This movie takes place in autumn 1997, in the small Bosniak village of Slavno, in central Bosnia. Only the women and girls are left, along with an old grandfather and a little boy; all of the men have disappeared on account of the Bosnian War. A story of the traumas of war and the struggle to survive in the aftermath. [From Wikipedia.]

Director(s): Begić, Aida
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Rahima is an orphan of the Kosovo war. She works in a restaurant and must raise her young brother Nedim by herself. However, he is a careless student and a troublemaker, getting into various illicit schemes. During a confrontation, he breaks the mobile phone of one of his classmates, who is the son of an influential figure in politics. Rahima finds herself constrained to raise the money to pay...

Director(s): Belich, James
Release Date: 1998
Major Wars:
Abstract:

This five-part documentary uncovers the conflicts between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century (most commonly referred to by Europeans as the "Maori Wars"), when indigenous people protecting their land rights clashed with the British Empire.

Director(s): Ben-Barka, Souheil
Release Date: 1990
Major Wars:
Abstract:

A grand scale historical drama about the Mediterranean region set in the 16th century, this film tells the story of the Saadi dynasty prince Abdelmalek I, exiled from Morocco by his brothers. In exile, he will live twenty adventurous years: fighting the Spanish Inquisition, taking part in the Battle of Lepanto, being incarcerated in Alicante prison, and assisting in the Conquest of Tunis....

Director(s): Mohamed El Hadi Benadouda
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

During the Algerian revolution, El Hadi joined his sister in France and became an active member of a secret FLN armed group. Encompassing settling of scores, attempted murder, hiding, imprisonment and finally deportation back to Algeria in 1962, his personal journey tells the story of countless ex-fighters for Algerian independence, and echoes the current effervescence of the Arab world. Today...

Director(s): Benedek, Laslo
Release Date: 1954
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Set in British India in 1857, at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny, sometimes called the first Indian War of Independence. A British officer, Captain Jeffrey Claybourne, is cashiered from his regiment over a charge of disobeying orders, but he finds that his duty to his men is far from over.

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