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): Boorman, John
Release Date: 1968
Abstract:

During World War II, Japanese naval officer Captain Tsuruhiko Kuroda (Toshirô Mifune) is stranded on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. He soon discovers a loudmouthed American pilot (Lee Marvin) who has crashed his plane. Unable to communicate verbally, the two enemies initially taunt each other and refuse to cooperate. But when they begin to face starvation, dehydration and exhaustion,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063056/
Director(s): Boorman, John
Release Date: 1987
Abstract:

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this touching coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan (Sebastian Rice Edwards), the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093209/
Director(s): Eric Bruno Borgman
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

The Deserter, shot in the style of a silent comedy from the 1920's, takes place during the American Revolution in the late 1700's. A loyal British drummer accidentally drops his canteen into a stream while trying to fill it. A British officer sees him chasing his canteen and mistakes it for his trying to desert the British army by running away into the woods. The officer quickly...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237152/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753353/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033275/
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. Set in the China Burma India theatre during World War II, Pilot Cliff Brandon (Victor Mature) flies missions from China in support of troops in the Pacific Theater, but is depressed by his situation and takes to excessive drinking. After one late-night binge, he finds that a...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051476/
Director(s): Bosch, Rose
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

La Rafle shows the planning and consequences of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris during World War II. A product of Vichy-Nazi collaboration, the roundup 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 life through Jo, who escapes...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1382725/
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. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2371158/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264525/
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."

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1344334/
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 the Setif massacre take different paths as they grow up under colonial French rule. Messaoud joins the French army fighting...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229381/
Director(s): Bouchareb, Rachid
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

Rachid Bouchareb's powerful film chronicles the journey of four North African soldiers who join the French army to help liberate France from Nazi occupation during World War II, thereby redirecting attention to a region and demographic largely ignored by history. The film begins in North Africa where large numbers of indigènes (French Algerian Tirailleurs as well as Tunisian or Moroccan...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444182/
Director(s): Boulting, Roy
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

Thunder Rock is a 1942 British drama film directed by Roy Boulting, based on Robert Ardrey's 1939 play of the same titleAs the 1940s approach, British reporter David Charleston (Michael Redgrave) tries to alert the public to the political unrest that he believes is leading to another war with Germany – but no one listens to him. So David gives up, retiring to a small town...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035440/
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...

Director(s): Lisa Bourgoujian
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

Thorough documentary of how the American Colonies rebelled during th American Revolution (1865-1883) against England, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1883), and the personalities involved in the creation of the new American nation.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246421/
Director(s): Bowen, Alex
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

My Best Enemy tells the story of a 5-man Chilean patrol lost in Patagonia during the Beagle conflict of December 1978. The patrol becomes lost and builds a trench in the middle of the Patagonian plains only to discover that there is an Argentine trench in front of them. Likewise the Argentine group is...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410316/
Director(s): William Boyd
Release Date: 1999
Abstract:

In this psychological drama, director William Boyd takes viewers into the minds and emotions of the young British soldiers who are preparing to fight in what will later be known as the Battle of the Somme, one of the deadliest battles in modern history.  Britain lost more soldiers in the first day of this battle than any other in its military history. The film is a powerful rendering of those...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161010/
Director(s): Bozon, Serge
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

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

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0877621/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988102/
Director(s): Bresson, Robert
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

Based on the memoirs of André Devigny (1916–1999), this film focuses on a French Resistance fighter imprisoned at Montluc, a Nazi internment camp in Lyon during World War II. Awaiting a certain death sentence for espionage, facing malnourishment and paralyzing fear, he must plot an extraordinary escape, complicated by the questions of whom to trust, and what lies beyond the small portion of...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049902/

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