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): Regardt van den Bergh
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

Boetie is a film about a rich young white South African who does not want to go into the army, but finally grows to accept and like the life. He eventually goes to fight on the border, where he proves loyal to his regiment.

Director(s): Bergman, Ingmar
Release Date: 1968
Abstract:

Ingmar Bergman's psychological and allegorical study of how humans react in a situation of war--the compromises they will make to survive. It takes place on the Swedish island of Gotland, where invasion forces arrive and a politically unaware couple attempts to flee. The film depicts a vague and fictitious war, but there are clear parallels to World War 2. 

Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

World War II in France: Commandant Gérard and his troop of Resistance fighters have discovered the ideal hiding-spot: a rest home in the Alps providing refuge for, among mentally ill patients, a young Jew and a Swiss doctor who might be a spy for the Germans...

Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1932
Abstract:

1914, France. Student Gilbert Demachy enlists when the hostilities begin. His youthful illusions are quickly dashed against the hard realities of war, and it's at the side of his comrade Sulphart that he will live through the offensives, the breaks in hostilities, and the crucible of combat. Based on the eponymous novel by Raymond Dorgelès.

Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

This film tells the story of a female Alsatian spy who worked for France during the First World War, based on Marthe Richard's memoirs, whose veracity is somewhat doubtful. Richard was the sixth French woman to receive a pilot's license, ran in the same circles as Mata Hari in the interwar period, became close with the Gestapo and collaborators in the Second World War but also claimed to...

Director(s): Raymond Bernard
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

This film takes place in 1914, and analyzes the reactions of a French village "under the German boot" at the moment of the battle of the Marne, while two adolescents live a love story like Romeo and Juliette. A German officer has been killed, and the occupiers demand five hostages--otherwise, they will raze the village. The villagers forget their quarrels and unite against adversity.

Director(s): Bernard, Chris
Release Date: 1986
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Two young British women have a night of fun with Russian sailors in 1980s Liverpool. Their personal relationships and personal ambitions show a thawing of the Cold War, and the constraints on the working-class women's lives reveal the harsh realities of Thatcherism. 

Director(s): Claude Bernard-Aubert
Release Date: 1980
Abstract:

Story of the final days of the first Indochina War based on the director's experience as a photojournalist covering the French Army in Vietnam. A 13-man commando unit parachutes into North Vietnam to rescue a Red Cross nurse being held by the Viet Minh. The commandos massacre a village and Viet Minh prisoners in the process. They then begin a fighting withdrawal to the coast where they are...

Director(s): Claude Berri
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

One of the earliest mainstream French films that addressed the Algerian War. A private has no desire to serve in Algeria, and tries to call in a favor to avoid being drafted.

Director(s): Claude Berri
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

Based on the autobiography of Lucie Aubrac, this film follows Aubrac's daring engagements in the French Resistance in Lyon during World War II, as well as examining her relationship with her husband, Raymond.

Director(s): Claude Berri
Release Date: 1990
Abstract:

The story takes place in a small French town, at the very end of World War II. It follows the settling of scores between all the different groups in the fractured community: collaborationists and resistance fighters, Communists and Pétainists, patriots and traitors, profiteers and those they exploited...

Director(s): Bertolucci, Bernardo
Release Date: 1988
Abstract:

The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3 in 1908, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor.

Director(s): Bigelow, Kathryn
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This is a critically acclaimed war film produced during the time of the American War in Iraq. US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a...

Director(s): Bigelow, Kathryn
Release Date: 2002
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer, has been given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a...

Director(s): Bigelow, Kathryn
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director(s): Binisti, Thierry
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Une bouteille à la mer: Less than a hundred kilometers separate Jerusalem and Gaza. Jerusalem is home to Tal, a 17-year-old recent French immigrant, and Gaza is the home of Naïm, a 20-year-old Palestinian confined there. After witnessing a bombing at her local café, Tal refuses to accept that only hatred can exist between two peoples. She slips a message into a bottle and tosses it into the...

Director(s): Binisti, Thierry
Release Date: 2000
Abstract:

Summer 1939: Léa Delmas is seventeen. Carefree and romantic, the young woman leads a peaceful life in the countryside of Bordeaux. But the outbreak of the Second World War and then the Nazi Occupation would overtake Léa's destiny. Putting her life on the line, she enters the Resistance...This telefilm is based on the book of the same title by Régine Desforges, which was one of the biggest best...

Director(s): Bird, Antonia
Release Date: 1999
Abstract:

After the Mexican-American War, Captain John Boyd is sent to a remote U.S. military outpost in the Sierra Nevadas. Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission after a stranger asks for their help. Their Algonquin guides warn them of the dangers they face: the wendigo, an evil spirit or monster who infects humans with an insatiable appetite for murder and cannibalism. Boyd discovers that...

Director(s): Blasetti, Alessandro
Release Date: 1969
Abstract:

A biographical film of Simón Bolívar, hailed as El Libertador (The Liberator) of Spanish colonies in South America. The film focuses on Bolívar's military campaigns and unification of rebels across race, class, and birth in Gran Columbia between 1817 and 1823. His victories there secured the independence of modern-day Venezuela, Columbia, and Ecuador.

Director(s): Blasetti, Alessandro
Release Date: 1934
Abstract:

Alessandro Blasetti's masterpiece 1860 reveals Garibaldi's invasion of Sicily from the perspective of a shepherd-turned-soldier and his wife. The campaign was a turning point in Italian unification. The film influenced post-1945 Italian neorealism with its use of location shooting, amateur actors, and focus on everyday people. Blasetti's nationalistic vision closely mirrored those of ...

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