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): Bertolucci, Bernardo
Release Date: 1987
Abstract:

The Last Emperor is a 1987 epic biographical drama film, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, about the life of Puyi (1906-1967), the last Emperor of China. Puyi's autobiography, From Emperor to Citizen, published initially in 1960 and re-edited in 1964, provided the basis for the screenplay. The film depicts the period from Puyi's ascent to the throne as a small boy to his...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093389/
Director(s): Fabien Beziat
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

This French documentary tells the story of the millions of European women who fought against the misery and unspeakable horror in war-torn Europe during the Second World War. It explores their humiliations and imprisonment, their persecution and their deaths. These women worked at the home front in war industries and war welfare or became auxiliaries and soldiers, doctors and nurses. They...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11549746/
Director(s): Fabien Beziat
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

This French documentary traces the overlapping journeys of exceptional French and European women who were swept up in World War I, women like Marie Curie, Edith Wharton, Mata Hari, and Rosa Luxemburg. It explores the situation of women at different home fronts of the Central and Allied Powers, including their involvement in war work in agriculture, administration and industry, their patriotic...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4180082/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887912/
Director(s): Bigelow, Kathryn
Release Date: 2002
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267626/
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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790885/
Director(s): Binisti, Thierry
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Two adolescents form a connection despite the conflicts in Israel/Palestine. Tal, recent French immigrant, struggles with comprehending the violence engulfing Jerusalem. After a bombing, she tosses a bottle into the sea filled with questions for an unknown Palestinian. Naïm, who lives in Gaza, answers her.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2082496/
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 with the outbreak of the Second World War and the subsequent Nazi Occupation of France, Lea's life is irrevocably changed. Putting her life on the line, she joins the Resistance. This telefilm is based on the book of the same title by Régine Desforges, one of...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233338/?
Director(s): Blasetti, Alessandro
Release Date: 1969
Abstract:

A biographical film of Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), 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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063606/
Director(s): Blasetti, Alessandro
Release Date: 1934
Abstract:

Alessandro Blasetti's masterpiece 1860 reveals Garibaldi's Expedition of the Thousand into 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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023729/
Director(s): Simon Block
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

This BBC series tells the story of British women’s war efforts through the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, a community-based organization for women in the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand. The Institute served as a source of comfort and community for the women as their men left for war, many of them never to return. Set in a rural Cheshire community, the series...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4015216/
Director(s): Bodrov, Sergei
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

An adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novella The Prisoner in the Caucasus (1872), this Oscar-nominated film reveals the cultural differences between Russians and Chechens during the First Chechen War (1994-1996). After surviving a Chechen ambush, two Russian soldiers find themselves imprisoned by a Chechen father who hopes to barter the soldiers for the release of his captive son. The two...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116754/
Director(s): Boisset, Yves
Release Date: 1973
Abstract:

Controversial during its production and release, R.A.S. pulls from first-hand accounts to document the horrors of the Algerian War (1954-1962) through the perspective of three reluctant French conscripts. After experiencing a psychologically and physically taxing re-training, the conscripts confront the horrors of this war. The French used rape, torture, and summary execution to quell...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070586/
Director(s): Boisset, Yves
Release Date: 2002
Abstract:

This made-for-television autobiography charts the rise and fall of Jean Moulin (1899–1943), a famed hero of the French Resistance during World War II. A rising leftist politician from Chartes, Moulin fell victim to anti-communism that ran rampant through the Vichy government. He returned representing General Charles De Gaulle to unite the Resistance movement, only to fall to betrayal, torture...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335187/
Director(s): Bolaños, José
Release Date: 1967
Abstract:

Newlywed bliss turns to tragedy during the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). Lázara chooses to follow Juan, forced to enlist in the federal army. After he dies in battle against revolutionary forces, rebel soldiers seize Lázara. They train her to become a soldier (la soldadera). The film conveys the important roles and changing life circumstances of women during the war.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060999/
Director(s): Boll, Uwe
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Traveling with a peacekeeping mission, a group of Western journalists visit a small village in Darfur in western Sudan. When they learn that the state-sponsored militia, the Janjaweed, have targeted the village, they must decide whether to run for safety or avert the village's slaughter. The film documents the mass genocide of non-Arabs, provoking a refugee and humanitarian crisis. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1236471/
Director(s): Bondarchuk, Sergei
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

This epic war drama by Soviet director Sergei Bondarchuk focuses on the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815 and Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821), played by Rod Steiger. After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find that Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066549/
Director(s): Bondarchuk, Fedor
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Filmed in IMAX-3D technology, Stalingrad focuses on one of World War II's most famous battles and one of the bloodiest and largest in the history of warfare. Amidst these horrors, Russian and German soldiers find romantic and familial love with women trapped by the conflict. [IMBD]

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966566/
Director(s): Bondarchuk, Sergei
Release Date: 1975
Abstract:

They Fought for Their Country is a 1975 Soviet war film based on the eponymous novel written by Mikhail Sholokhov, first published in 1959.  In July 1942, exhausted Russian troops vow to prevent the advancing German army from taking Stalingrad. The film portrays the beauty of human companionship and the natural landscape to contrast the brutalities of war. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073488/
Director(s): Bondarchuk, Sergei
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

This eight-hour epic in four parts is based on the 1869 novel by Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910). Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, who is unhappy in his marriage. Another is the "Great Patriotic War" of 1812 against the invading Napoleon's Armies. The people of Russia from all classes of society stand...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063794/

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