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): Castellari, Enzo G.
Release Date: 1981
Abstract:

In France in 1944, American soldiers Berle, a deserter; Nick Colasanti, a petty thief; Fred, nicknamed "Assassin"; Tony, a mutineer; and Lieutenant Yeager (arrested for refusing to execute orders to kill, among others, women and children) are sentenced to death for their crimes and are shipped to a prisoners' camp near the Ardennes. On their way there, they come across several challenges,...

Director(s): Castellitto, Sergio
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

An Italian professor returns to Sarajevo with her son fifteen years after fleeing the Bosnian War. She intends to tell her son about real mother and father, but she discovers a more horrible truth instead. 

Director(s): Castle, William
Release Date: 1954
Major Wars:
Abstract:

During the Crimean War, Allied troops guard a new weapon, a super cannon, that can destroy the Russian naval base of Sebastopol. A traitor in their midst leads to the kidnapping of the British commander, which prompts French and British soldiers to track him down and prevent the Russians for learning about their secret weapon. A band of gypsies help them in their mission. 

Director(s): Caton-Jones, Michael
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

In retaliation for the death of his brother in a joint US-Russia attack, an Azerbajani warlord hires the Jackal to assassinate an unidentified world leader. The FBI enlists the help of a former sniper of the Irish Republican Army to help identify the anonymous assassin. Although a typical spy drama, the film shows international cooperation between US and Russian governments after the Cold War...

Director(s): Caton-Jones, Michael
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda was shot down, Hutu militias started to slaughter the Rwandan Tutsi population. This film tells the wrenching story of the ensuing genocide through the eyes of a Catholic priest and an English teacher who work at the Ecole Technique Officielle, located in Kigali. The two men lodge 2,500 Rwandan refugees under the protection of...

Director(s): Causse, Jean-Max
Release Date: 1972
Abstract:

During the Battle of Vercors, the most famous stand of the French Resistance during World War II, a man realizes that he must join the Resistance. 

Director(s): Cavalcanti, Alberto
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

Made by Ealing Studios during World War II and loosely based on a short story by Graham Greene, this classic British propaganda film portrays draws on British fears of a German invasion. In Bromley End, villagers initially welcome a platoon of soldiers, who turn out to be disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over the town. Residents fight back, leading to scenes of gruesome violence...

Director(s): Cavalcanti, Alberto
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

This film tells the story of the residents of a British village during WWII that welcomes a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents eventually discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive as an advance post for a planned invasion. [IMDb]

Director(s): Cavalier, Alain
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

After the 1961 uprisings during the Algerian War, a deserter of the French Foreign Legion is enlisted by the OAS (Organisation Armée Secrète), a paramilitary group that opposed Algerian Independence often by using terrorist attacks. He agrees to kidnap a lawyer representing nationalists, but he soon falls in love with her. 

Director(s): Cavalier, Alain
Release Date: 1962
Abstract:

This French New Wave drama reveals the political instability that engulfed France during the Algerian War of Independence. A son of an industrialist joins a right-wing, nationalist terrorist organization (loosely resembling the OAS) but is soon betrayed when he attempts to assassinate a communist politician. The failed assassination forces him and his wife to flee Paris to hide-out with his...

Director(s): Cayatte, André
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Trained by the French Resistance during World War II, a young man from the slums of Paris continues to kill after the war. He is sentenced to death and awaits news of a pardon. The film, a broader commentary on the death penalty and social inequality in post-war France, won the Jury Prize at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. 

Director(s): Cayrol, Jean
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

A collaborator with the Nazi occupation undergoes plastic surgery to disguise himself among those whom he betrayed. Twenty-five years after the war, he falls in love with a widow of one of his victims.

Director(s): Cazeneuve, Fabrice
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A documentary telefilm presenting the story of Sacha Guitry, a notable French playwright who took it as his mission to preserve French culture during the German occupation in World War II. The Resistance arrested Guitry during the Liberation of Paris in 1944 because of his conciliatory attitude toward the Germans, which he denied. In 1947, a judge determined that there was not enough evidence...

Director(s): Cech, Vladimir
Release Date: 1958
Abstract:

A fictionalized account of Czech soldiers who fought for the French Foreign Legion during the First Indochine War. One of them discovers that his lieutenant was a Nazi officer who murdered his family.  

Director(s): Cedar, Joseph
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Oscar-nominated for Best Foriegn Language Film, Beaufort recounts the final months of Israeli occupation of Lebanon during 2000. Israeli soldiers guard the mountain fortress, which symbolized their 18-year presence in South Lebanon. Under attack, without any ground support, the soldiers withdraw from the fortress they had long protected with plans to destroy it. 

Director(s): Chabrol, Claude
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

Based on the memoirs of Gilbert Renault (aka Colonel Rémy), one of the most famous agents of the French Resistance during World War II. A small village in the Jura Mountains is split into Free France and Occupied France. A married couple find themselves divided when the Nazis use their home as their base of operations. The wife joins the Resistance, but complications arise when the husband...

Director(s): Chabrol, Claude
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

Adapted from Simone de Beauvoir's novel of the same name,The Blood of Others explores the cost of resistence in France before and during World War II. On the deathbed of his lover, Jean reviews his work in the French Resistance and Communist Party in the 1930s. 

Director(s): Chabrol, Claude
Release Date: 1988
Abstract:

Based on the true story of Marie-Louise Girard, the last French woman to be executed, Story of Women reveals how women threatened the Vichy regime by transgressing gender norms. With her husband initially in a prison camp, Marie supports her family as an abortionist (which was illegal) and renting her bedroom to prostitutes. Her financial success threatens her husband, who turns her...

Director(s): Chadwick, Justin
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. [IMBd]

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304771/
Director(s): Chahine, Youssef
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

Adieu Bonaparte examines the Napoleonic Wars through the French campaign in Egypt in 1798. General Cafarelli is transformed by his experiences there, rejecting his militarism and embracing Enlightenment ideals by supporting the resistance to Bonaparte's rule. Director Youssef Chahine, widely regarded as Egypt's best, frames the film as a clash between modern humanism and ancient...

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