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): 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]

Director(s): Bondarchuk, Sergei
Release Date: 1975
Abstract:

In July 1942, a rearguard of the Red Army protects a Don River bridgehead as the Germans drive toward Stalingrad. The film portrays the beauty of human companionship and the natural landscape to contrast the brutalities of war. 

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/
Director(s): Boorman, John
Release Date: 1968
Abstract:

The film is a story of two soldiers, one American and the other Japanese, marooned on an uninhabited Pacific island, who, in order to survive, must accept their differences and work together, despite their two countries being at war. There are changes as to which man dominates the other and differences are put aside to build a raft to escape the island. Whilst they reach another larger island...

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

This film is a semiautobiographical project by director John Boorman about Bill Rohan, a nine-year old boy who grows up in Britian during the Blitz of WWII. Living on the outskirts of London, Bill experiences the exhilaration and horror of war as he prowls the ruins of bombed houses and learns about sex, death, love, hypocrisy, and the failings of adults. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093209/
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: 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/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4
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/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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...

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Against-ISIS-Pascale-Bourgaux/dp/B074ZNXYYM
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): 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/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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...

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