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): Ben-Barka, Souheil
Release Date: 1990
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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Director(s): Beresford, Bruce
Release Date: 1980
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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
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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...

Director(s): Regardt van den Bergh
Release Date: 1985
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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): Bernstein, Armyan
Release Date: 2001
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Oct. 1962, for thirteen extraordinary days the world stood on the brink of destruction. Krushchev wouldn't back down, President Kennedy wouldn't give in. Inspired by the real-life events that took place in the Kennedy White House.

Director(s): Claude Berri
Release Date: 1970
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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): Berri, Claude
Release Date: 1997
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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.

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