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): Bornedal, Ole
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

This controversial TV series explores the meaning and legacy of 1864, when Denmark lost the Second Schleswig War as well as its world power status. Two brothers follow in their father's footsteps and enlist in the Danish Army to fight Prussia for control over the Schleswig and Holstein duchies. In modern day, Claudia discovers her connection to that past through her caretaking relationship...

Director(s): Eduard von Borsody
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

At the Olympic games in Berlin 1936 Inge Wagner falls in love with Luftwaffenleutnant (Airforce Lieutenant) Herbert Koch. They want to marry, but he receives orders to go to Spain - incognito, without permission for any contacts to his friends and relatives. Inge is still waiting for him. After the beginning of WW II, German radio starts broadcasting the "Wunschkonzert für die Wehrmacht" - a...

Director(s): Borzage, Frank
Release Date: 1958
Abstract:

After a decade's absence in filmmaking, two-time Oscar-winning director Frank Borzage returned with China Doll. During World War II, an American officer mistakenly buys a young Chinese woman, sold into sexual slavery by her father. Their relationship evolves from growing trust to married life. War intervenes. Borzage's anti-war perspective contrasted with the anti-communist...

Director(s): Bosch, Roselyne
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

La Rafle (The Roundup) shows the planning and consequences of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup In Paris during World War II. A product of Vichy-Nazi collaboration, the round-up removed 13,000 Jews from the capital to Auschwitz, an act of genocide the French government did not recognize until the 1990s. The film pays close attention to the disruption of childhood and home lie...

Director(s): Bots, Dennis
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

Set in Holland during World War II, this film uses childhood to reveal the experiences of the Holocaust and fascism. Two young boys explore their surroundings and meet a young girl with a secret. One boy tells his father, leading to an official search for his friends who face arrest. 

Director(s): Boucault, Mosco
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

This documentary highlights Jewish resistance during the Holocaust in Vichy France during World War II. Interviewees  - "the terrorists" - were Jewish immigrants and communists who survived the widespread removal of their communities. Throughout Paris, they used guerilla warfare tactics to bomb and kill Nazi targets. Their commentaries shed light on the role of immigrants and the left in...

Director(s): Boucault, Mosco
Release Date: 1993
Abstract:

A documentary about the Toulouse "35th Brigade" of the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans-Main d'œuve Immigrée (FTP-MOI) during World War II. The FTP-MOI referred to a group of immigrant workers who fought in the French Resistance. The name of the film itself refers to the Resistance's refusal of the Vichy government's "National Revolution," the slogan of which was "Work, Family, Fatherland."

Director(s): Bouchareb, Rachid
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

A group of North African Muslim soldiers fight to liberate France from Nazi rule during World War II. Their battles extend to discrimination in the Free French Army. The film investigates the influence of universalism in French national identity on colonial subjects. 

Director(s): Bouchareb, Rachid
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Beginning with its controversial interpretation of the Setif massacre in 1945, in which French soldiers killed Algerians following riots and protests, Outside the Law reveals how young Algerian men respond to colonialism. Three brothers, who lost their father in Setif, take different paths as they grow up under French rule. One becomes involved with the National Liberation Front (FLN...

Director(s): Bouchareb, Rachid
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

This film portrays the experiences of four men from Algeria who volunteer to fight with the Allied army during WWII to help liberate France from Germany's rule: Saïd, dirt poor and an orderly for a grizzled sergeant; Martinez, a pied noir with some willingness to speak up for his Arab troops; Messaoud, a crack shot, who falls in love with a French woman; and Abdelkader, a corporal and budding...

Director(s): Boulting, Roy
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

On the eve of World War II, a crusading English journalist finds retreat as a lighthouse keeper on Lake Michigan. Conversations there renew his spirit and campaign against fascism, totalitarianism, and isolationism.  

Director(s): Bourgaux, Pascale
Release Date: 2018
Abstract:

In the war against the Islamic State, the only movement combating the jihadists with any effectiveness on the ground is the Kurdish resistance army. This movement is made up of both men and women fighters forcing back the jihadists and reclaiming the land village by village. One of the resistance commanders is Viyan, a 25 year old Syrian-Kurdish woman. She is operating on the eastern front of...

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Director(s): Bowen, Alex
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

Argentinian and Chilean soldiers meet in the middle of the Patagonia as their nations near possible war in 1978 (known as the Beagle Conflict). As they await news of war, the men begin to get to know each other. Scenes of soldiers playing soccer underscore the absurdity of a potentially deadly conflict.

Director(s): Bozon, Serge
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A modern musical set during World War I, a newly wed French farm girl finds herself off to war. After receiving a disturbing letter from her husband, Camille disguises herself as a boy and joins troops on the Western Front. 

Director(s): Braun, Ted
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A call-to-arms documentary, Darfur Now investigates some of the causes and consequences of mass genocide in western Sudan. It features activists on the ground, working through healthcare and education outreach programs or resistance movements, to help those living in Darfur. It also investigates international efforts such as lobbying government bodies and agencies and exerting...

Director(s): Bresson, Robert
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

Based on the memoirs of André Devigny, this film focuses on a French Resistance fighter imprisoned at Montluc, a Nazi internment camp in Lyon during World War II. Fear, starvation, and isolation drive him to devise an escape plan and avoid execution. 

Director(s): British Pathé Ltd
Release Date: 1900
Abstract:

Early cinematic footage of the Boer War produced by the Warwick Trading Company and filmed by pioneer British director Cecil Hepworth. 

Director(s): Philippe de Broca
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

A comedic fable about war, King of Hearts follows a Scottish assigned to disarm a German bomb in the French town of Marville at the end of World War I. The patients at the insane asylum have taken over the town when its resident fled. The solider finds more sanity among the town's new residents than he does in the war surrounding him. Although not an immediate commercial success, the...

Director(s): Brook, Peter
Release Date: 1967
Abstract:

During the First French Empire, a theatrical production in a mental institution reveals undercurrents of resistance. Debates erupt over Jean Murat, a radical hero of the French Revolution and subject of the play. Patients draw from Murat's spirit and protest against authorities, who represent Napoleon Bonaparte's vision and ideology.

Director(s): Brown, Clarence
Release Date: 1941
Abstract:

They Met in Bombay is a classic 1940s romantic comedy and heist film with strong leading roles for Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell. Such films targeted American audiences as they participated in World War II. The two stars play competing jewel thieves. The Japanese invasion of Hong Kong unites them in a larger cause on the eve of World War II. 

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