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 Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Dirk Bönker, 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): Barriuso, Marta
Release Date: 2005
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
Major Wars:
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): 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
Major Wars:
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
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
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
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.

Director(s): Benegal, Shyam
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

The film is based on Ruskin Bond's fictional novella, A Flight of Pigeons, set during the Indian Mutiny/First Indian Revolution of 1857. The story portrays a doomed romance between a Pathan man and an Indian-born British woman. Explores cultural, class, and religious differences.

Director(s): Benigni, Roberto
Release Date: 1999
Abstract:

This is a 1997 Italian comedic drama directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film. Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian bookstore owner, employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. The film was partly inspired by the book In the End, I Beat Hitler by Rubino Romeo Salmoni and by Benigni's father, who spent...

Director(s): Benjamin, Richard
Release Date: 1988
Major Wars:
Abstract:

An All-American teenager who wants to join the Air Force discovers his parents are Soviet spies in this late Cold War espionage thriller. With excellent performances from a top-notch cast, Little Nikita is a fast-paced suspense thriller in the tradition of classic Hitchcock.

Director(s): Berends, Andrew
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war, Madina's Dream tells the story of rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence from Sudan in 2011. But inside Sudan, the conflict continues. Sudan's government employs aerial bombings and starvation warfare against the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains...

http://www.madinasdream.com/
Director(s): Beresford, Bruce
Release Date: 1980
Abstract:

Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants.

Director(s): Beresford, Bruce
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

A documentary detailing how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken sent Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution in 1914. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's...

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