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): Belich, James
Release Date: 1998
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Five-part series The New Zealand Wars takes a new look at the history of Māori vs Pākehā armed conflict from 1845 to 1872, between the New Zealand Colonial government and allied Māori on one side and Māori and Māori-allied settlers on the other. It was presented by historian James Belich, who with his arm-waving zeal proved a persuasive on-screen presence: "we don't need to look...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166452/
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 (unknown-1578), exiled from Morocco by his brothers. He lived in exile for twenty years, during which he fought for the Spanish Inquisition, took part in the Battle of Lepanto (7 October 1571), was incarcerated in Alicante prison, and...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099111/
Director(s): Mohamed El Hadi Benadouda
Release Date: 2012
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2152392/
Director(s): Benedek, Laslo
Release Date: 1954
Abstract:

Set in British India in 1857, at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny,  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. He loves his Colonel's daughter and redeems himself in fighting the Indians.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046767/
Director(s): Benegal, Shyam
Release Date: 1979
Abstract:

The film is based on Ruskin Bond's 1978 fictional novella, A Flight of Pigeons, set during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The story portrays a doomed romance between a Pathan man and an Indian-born British woman, exploring cultural, class, and religious differences in colonial India.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156658/
Director(s): Benigni, Roberto
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

In 1939, Guido Orefice a young Jewish man arrives in Arezzo, Tuscany, where his uncle Eliseo works in a restaurant. He falls in love with Dora who is set to be engaged with another man. Dora eventually gives in and marries Guido and the two have a son, Giosuè. In 1944 when Northern Italy is occupied by Nazi Germany, Guido, Giosuè, Eliseo and many other Jews are forced onto a train and taken to...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118799
Director(s): Benjamin, Richard
Release Date: 1988
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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095532/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4151472
Director(s): Beresford, Bruce
Release Date: 1980
Abstract:

Breaker Morant is a 1980 Australian war drama film on the court martial of lieutenants Harry "Breaker" Morant (1864-1902), Peter Handcock (1868-1902) and George Witton (1874-1942)—one of the first war crime prosecutions in British military history. In South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902), Australian Army Lieutenants Morant (Edward Woodward), Handcock (Bryan Brown) and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080310/
Director(s): Beresford, Bruce
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (1878–1923) finds himself without adequate funding to finance his war against the military-run government. He also finds himself at odds with the Americans because of the Hearst media empire's press campaign against him. To counter both of these, he sends emissaries to movie producers to convince them to pay to film his progress and the actual battles....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337824/
Director(s): Bergman, Ingmar
Release Date: 1968
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Directed by Ingmar Bergman, Shame (Skammen) is at once an examination of the violent legacy of World War II and a scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote island farm, until the civil war that drove them from the city catches up with them there. Amid the chaos of the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063611/
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.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038202/
Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1932
Abstract:

In France in 1914, 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. The film is based on the eponymous novel by Raymond Dorgelès.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022787/
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 (1889–1982) 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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168997/
Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

This film takes place in 1914, and analyzes the reactions of a French village "under the German boot" during the First Battle of the Marne, on September 1914.  Two teenagers experience a love story like Romeo and Juliette. A German officer has been killed, and the occupiers demand five hostages in retaliation, all sentenced to execution if the guilty party does not come forward. Through an...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030534/
Director(s): Bernard, Chris
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

In this English romantic comedy, two young women in Thatcher-era Liverpool, Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) and Teresa (Margi Clarke), meet a pair of Soviet sailors, Peter (Peter Firth) and Sergei (Alfred Molina), who are on shore leave. While Teresa and Sergei seem content to have a carefree night, Elaine and Peter fall in love, leading to heartbreak when the officers have to return to duty on their...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089477/
Director(s): Claude Bernard-Aubert
Release Date: 1980
Abstract:

Story of the final days of the first Indochina War (1946-1954) 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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185983/
Director(s): Claude Berri
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

One of the earliest mainstream French films that addressed the Algerian War (1954-1962). A private has no desire to serve in Algeria, and tries to call in a favor to avoid being drafted.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066229
Director(s): Berri, Claude
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

Based on the autobiography of Lucie Aubrac (1912-2007), 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, one of the leaders of the resistance against occupying Nazi Germany.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119586/.
Director(s): Claude Berri
Release Date: 1990
Abstract:

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a target for Communist harassment as they try and locate a particular loyalist, and he pushes back.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100851/

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