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): Zauberman, Yolande
Release Date: 2002
Abstract:

Two young men come of age in occupied Paris during World War II. Jules wanders aimless in the city, while his brother Thomas wants to join the French Resistance. They both fall in love with Maria who is involved with the Spanish Resistance. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0288554/
Director(s): Zauberman, Yolande
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Shot in Israel, the film is an orchestration of interviews with people who all answer the same questions posed by the author – "Would you have sex with an Arab?" and "Would you have sex with an Israeli Jew?". Most, if not all of the scenes are shot at night in dance clubs, bars, cafes, public spaces, and personal homes in Tel Aviv, Israel. Interviews are conducted in French, Hebrew, Arabic,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1995494/
Director(s): Zbanic, Jasmila
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

This critically acclaimed film explores ongoing traumas in postwar Sarajevo. A school field trip, free for children of war heroes, prompts Sara to ask her mother Esma about her father. Esma confesses that Sara is a child of rape, a war crime committed against over 20,000 women during the Bosnian War. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464029/
Director(s): Zeffirelli, Franco
Release Date: 1999
Abstract:

In this semi-autobiographical tale, a group of women and their Italian ward find their refuge in Florence endangered by World War II. Known locally as the Scorpioni, these British and American expatriates surround themselves with art and luxury and collectively provide guardianship to the young Luca. When war occurs, the Jewish-American woman pays for their internment in a hotel, but she, too...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120857/
Director(s): Zeman, Karel
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

In this satirical black comedy about the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), director Karel Zeman combines live-action and animation to explore the futility and illogical nature of war. A peasant, a mercenary, and a jester survive endless battles and imprisonment. They fight on the Protestant and the Catholic sides depending on circumstance and chance, represented by an animated God who changes the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057894/
Director(s): Zemmouri, Mahmoud
Release Date: 1986
Abstract:

Director Mahmoud Zemmouri, an Algerian émigré, offers a satirical perspective of the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962). The story takes place in a small town of Algeria in the two last years of the war. Boualem and Sahah, two young Algerian teenagers living in a small town express their generational protest through their obsession with Western pop culture and the "twist" dance. Removed...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131399
Director(s): Zhang, Yimou
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Director Zhang Yimou explores the theme of sacrifice in this film about the Rape of Nanking during the Sino-Japanese War. American John Miller assumes the identity of a Catholic priest to shelter young school girls from the violence outside the church walls. When the Japanese Colonel requests the presence of the school girls for a choral performance, a group of prostitutes and a young boy take...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1410063/
Director(s): Hernán Zin
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Three years filming in ten different countries have been required to make War Against Women the most ambitious documentary ever filmed about the use of rape as a weapon of war. A quieted and ignored topic up to date, which makes victims impossible to be fixed and let criminals unpunished.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2048918/
Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

In this Oscar-winning film, director Fred Zinnemann portrays everyday life on a Hawaiian army base before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Far from a celebratory narrative, its characters have deep personality flaws and engage in alcoholism, adultery, violence, and prostitution. Their search for connection and meaning reveal the impersonal bureaucracy and injustice within the U.S. army. This path-...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045793/
Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

Behold a Pale Horse is a 1964 American drama war film based on the 1961 novel Killing a Mouse on Sunday by Emeric Pressburger, which loosely details the life of the Spanish anarchist guerrilla Francesc Sabaté Llopart (1915–1960). At the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), soldier Manuel Artiguez (Gregory Peck) flees to France as part of the defeated forces. After 20...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057879/
Director(s): Zito, Joseph
Release Date: 1988
Abstract:

In this Cold War action film, a Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate the rebel army of an unknown African country and assassinate its leader. His encounters with indigenous peoples prompt him to support the anti-communist cause. The film is the first installment in the two-part film series of the same title. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098180/
Director(s): Zonca, Erick
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

This French television film explores the myths and ideas of nationalism through the Indochina War. André Cariou and Robert Tual arrive in Saigon in November 1945 with the belief that they are there to expel Japanese troops. They discover that they are in Indochina to quell the independence movement. Robert, a former Resistance fighter during World War II, commits to fighting the Vietnamese,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3952300/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on a true story, this film by Edward Zwick, traces the evolution of the Bielski Partisans, the largest and most successful Jewish resistance during World War II. The three Bielski brothers escape into the Naliboki Forest in Belarus after the Nazi Einsatzgruppen (special forces) sweep through Eastern Europe. The brothers create a  self-sustaining,  self-governing community of 1,200 Jewish...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

World War I tears apart a family of brothers in this epic Western drama. Alfred, Tristan, and Samuel Ludlow live in the rustic Montana wilderness, guided by their father who was a veteran of the late 19th century Indian Wars. Samuel returns home with his fiancée Susanna, but he soon leaves to volunteer for the Canadian Expeditionary Force when World War I begins. His brothers also volunteer to...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110322/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

In the first film about the Gulf War (1990-91), director Edward Zwick scrutinizes "friendly fire" and its emotional toll on the survivors. Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling investigates the posthumous candidacy of Captain Karen Walden, the first woman nominated for the Medal of Honor. Serling meets traumatized survivors, seeking refuge in various addictions, and uncovers the secret behind her...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115956/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1983
Abstract:

This made-for-television film about nuclear weapons, hostage demands, and media coverage reflects Cold War tensions in the early 1980s. A perfectly typical broadcast evening on a major network is interrupted by a shocking special news bulletin. Anchorman John Woodley (Ed Flanders) and his partner, Susan Myles (Kathryn Walker), reveal that terrorists have threatened to detonate an H-bomb off of...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086350/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1989
Abstract:

Glory is a 1989 American Civil War film directed by Edward Zwick about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Union Army's second African-American regiment in the American Civil War. It stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863), the regiment's commanding officer, and Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman as fictional members of the 54th. The...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

As civil war rages through 1990s Sierra Leone, two men, a white South African mercenary and a black Mende fisherman, become joined in a common quest to recover a rare gem that has the power to transform their lives. With the help of an American journalist, the men embark on a hazardous trek through rebel territory to achieve their goal. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450259/

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