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): Yanes, Agustín Díaz
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

Lavish Spanish swashbuckler based on the five-volume historical novel series by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Viggo Mortensen stars as roguish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, who cuts a dashing swathe through the Spanish Imperial Wars of the 17th century as he settles old scores, avenges the honour of cuckolded husbands and breaks the hearts of beautiful women from Flanders to Seville.

Director(s): Ye, Daying
Release Date: 1995
Abstract:

Two Chinese students studying in Moscow at the outbreak of World War II are caught up in the cruelties of war when the Nazis invade Russia. Chuchu, a 13-year-old girl, is captured when the German forces occupy her youth summer camp.

Director(s): Young, Roger
Release Date: 1985
Major Wars:
Abstract:

An American sports reporter finds himself of victim of Cold War politics. A Soviet scientist with classified information approaches Mickey Almon while he's in Moscow to cover an international athletic event. The KGB arrests him. After confessing in hopes to win freedom, Almon is sent to the Gulag, a deadly Soviet labor-camp and prison in Siberia. 

Director(s): Young, Terence
Release Date: 1963
Major Wars:
Abstract:

This time, Bond squares off against the evil SPECTRE organisation in a race to seize the Soviet Lektor decoding machine, thrusting him into a thrilling boat chase, a brutal helicopter attack and a deadly brawl aboard the Orient Express.

Director(s): Zauberman, Yolande
Release Date: 2002
Abstract:

Paris, 1943: Jules, nineteen years old and Jewish, lives aimlessly, buffeted by circumstances. He becomes in turn a traitor, and then a hero. Thomas, his fourteen-year old brother, would like to fight in the Resistance. Both of them love Ana Maria, a Spanish woman in the Resistance. These young people come of age during an exceptional time.

Director(s): Zbanic, Jasmila
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war. [Alleenstaande moeder Esma en haar tienerdochter Sara wonen in Grbavica, een buitenwijk van Serajevo. Zij hebben het zwaar met het verwerken van de dramatische gebeurtenissen tijdens de Bosnische burgeroorlog.]

Director(s): Zeffirelli, Franco
Release Date: 1999
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1935. A group of elderly British women, who the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities.

Director(s): Zeman, Karel
Release Date: 1963
Abstract:

The Thirty Years' War is portrayed in this satirical slapstick comedy that combines engravings, old cartoons, montages, special effects, and film. The positions of both sides of the religious war are fair game for biting satirical jabs. Petr Kostka plays a peasant who is pressed to join one side before being captured by the enemy and mistaken for a Duke. Matej (Miloslav Holub) can change sides...

Director(s): Mahmoud Zemmouri
Release Date: 1986
Abstract:

Boufarik, Algeria, in 1960. Salah and Boualem, two twenty-year-olds who wear sunglasses and fashionable shirts, are more interested in the twist than in the War of Independence. When the war ends, Boualem knows how to choose "the right side," that of the profiteers...

Director(s): Zhang, Yimou
Release Date: 1987
Abstract:

Beginning as a lusty romantic comedy about a nervous young bride's arrival and ensuing seduction at a remote winery, and ending as a heroic drama of partisan resistance during the Japanese occupation.

Director(s): Zhang, Yimou
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

A Spanish guerrilla goes into exile at the end of the Civil War. Twenty years later he is persuaded to return and kill a brutal police chief.

Director(s): Zito, Joseph
Release Date: 1988
Major Wars:
Abstract:

In this 1988 American action film, an elite Special Forces operative is sent to an African country to assassinate an anti-Communist rebel leader. The operative defects after witnessing the brutality of his comrades and goes on to lead the resistance against their Soviet oppressors. The film features themes such as interrogation, torture, assasination, and military rebellion.  

Director(s): Erick Zonca
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

November 1945. André Cariou and Robert Tual land in the Mekong delta. They are young, patriotic, inspired by the values of the Resistance. But from their first "pacification" mission in Indochina, they discover a colonial war, a quagmire, and a people of kamikazes recruited by the Viet Minh. Robert is charged by the general staff to orchestrate a campaign of terror. But André grows doubtful of...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

The deep forests of Poland and Belarus are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

Set in the Rocky Mountains of Montana in the early 1900s, this is a tale of love, betrayal, and brotherhood. After being discharged, Colonel Ludlow decides to raise his three sons in the wilds of Montana, where they can grow up away from the government and society he has learned to despise. The three brothers mature and seem to have an unbreakable bond, until Susanna enters their lives. When...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons.

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons.

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1983
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Terrorists threaten the United States to disable its nuclear stockpile by placing a homemade nuclear bomb in Charleston harbor. The action unfolds throughout a local television news broadcast.

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