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): Calef, Henri
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

A film about the resistance during World War II, Jericho highlights a Royal Air Force and French Resistance operation to free hostages held by German soldiers near Amiens. In February 1944, the Germans still occupy the town of Amiens in northern France. The tide of the war is rapidly turning but the town's inhabitants continue to live in fear. To dissuade the Resistance from blowing...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037830/
Director(s): Ken Cameron
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

Based on Peter Rees’ 2008 Book, The Other ANZACS, the series Anzac Girls is an Australian six-part television drama program first screened on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 2014. It tells the true story of nurses serving with the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War I. The women served through the Gallipoli campaign in Alexandria, Gallipoli, at...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3078602/?ref_=vp_back
Director(s): Martin Campbell
Release Date: 1983
Abstract:

This television miniseries presents a dramatization of the life of Sidney Reilly (1873-1925), one of the most famous spies in the history of modern British espionage and the eventual inspiration for James Bond. In this miniseries, Reilly (Sam Neill) infiltrates the German General Staff in 1917 and nearly overthrows the Bolsheviks in 1918. The miniseries follows his exploits until his arrest,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085077
Director(s): Camus, Mario
Release Date: 1982
Abstract:

Based on the novel of the same title by Camilo José Cela, first published in 1950, La Colmena depicts the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its impact. Set in Madrid in 1942, the film shows how different residents adjust to their new lives under General Franco. A group of artists and writers face misery while business men gain wealth from illegal activities ...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083743/
Director(s): Camus, Marcel
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

A comedy of errors loosely based on a true story, Le Mur de l'Atlantique traces the adventures of Léon Duchemin, a restaurateur in Normandy during World War II. Captured during a bomb raid, Duchemin accidentally finds himself working for the Nazis and discovers their plans for V1 rockets, long-range missiles used during the war against Britain in 1944. He escapes to Britain with the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066108/
Director(s): Cần, Hà Thúc
Release Date: 1973
Abstract:

Fleeing a North Vietnamese attack, two men return to their hometown of Hue to warn their family and loved ones shortly before the Tet Offensive in 1968 during the Vietnam War. The film's message of loss, despair, and grief reveals the larger impact of how war shaped a generation and a family. Cinemascope footage of the actual bombing and evacuation of Hue is mixed with fictional scenes filmed...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286779/
Director(s): Capra, Frank
Release Date: 1933
Abstract:

The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a 1933 American pre-Code drama war film directed by Frank Capra, based on the 1930 novel The Bitter Tea of General Yen by Grace Zaring Stone. The film is about an American missionary in Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War (1927–1950) who gets caught in a battle while trying to save a group of orphans. Knocked unconscious, she is saved by a...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023814/
Director(s): Carion, Christian
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

Nominated for best foreign language film at the 74th Academy Awards, Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas), directed by Christian Carion, depicts the remarkable true events of December 1914, when soldiers from both sides laid down their weapons and met in the middle of no-man’s land to celebrate Christmas together. After this pseudo truce, they returned to killing each other, and the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424205/
Director(s): Carné, Michel
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

In the winter of 1945, immediately after the liberation, Jean Diego (Yves Montand), a member of the French underground during World War II, meets Raymond, one of his comrades in arms who was believed to have succumbed in battle. On the night of that meeting, Jean encounters a homeless man named "Destiny" (Jean Vilar), whose predictions about him finding the woman of his life will not be too...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038853/
Director(s): Carvajal, Pedro
Release Date: 1999
Abstract:

During the Cuban War for Independence, a young Cuban woman sympathetic to independence and a Spanish soldier fall in love. Their relationship serves as a window to understand the complexity of the revolution as well as the increasing American influence in the conflict, ultimately leading to the Spanish-American War.  

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215687/
Director(s): Cassan, Charly
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

A documentary detailing the consequences of the Algerian War for two groups: the harkis, native Algerians who served on the side of France for diverse reasons, and the pieds noirs, colonists of European descent. Neither were welcome in independent Algeria, and they faced a choice grimly phrased as "the suitcase or the coffin." The film includes numerous interviews performed in France, Algeria...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2693616/
Director(s): Castellari, Enzo G.
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

The film is a loose remake of the 1967 American film The Dirty Dozen. The plot revolves around a group of rogue American soldiers that were drafted into a special war mission in 1944: Berle, a deserter, Nick Colasanti, a petty thief, Fred, nicknamed "Assassin", Tony, a mutineer, and Lieutenant Yeager who was arrested for refusing to execute orders to kill. They are all sentenced to...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076584/
Director(s): Castellitto, Sergio
Release Date: 2012
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. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396226/
Director(s): Castle, William
Release Date: 1954
Abstract:

Charge of the Lancers is a 1954 American adventure film directed by William Castle and starring Paulette Goddard and Jean-Pierre Aumont. During the Crimean War (1853–1856), 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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046847/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119395/.
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420901/
Director(s): Causse, Jean-Max
Release Date: 1972
Abstract:

Shot in 1972, and released 30 years later, this film tells the story of Michel Perrat who is neither a collaborationist – although his new mates hints at it – nor a Resistance fighter. He's like many French people. The story takes place in the Vercors, in the south of France where the Resistance was intense.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212986/
Director(s): Cavalcanti, Alberto
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

Went the Day Well? is a 1942 British war film adapted from a story by Graham Greene titled "The Lieutenant Died Last," and directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. It was produced by Michael Balcon of Ealing Studios and served as unofficial propaganda for the war effort. A small English village is so cut off that the arrival of a car is an event. When lorryloads of Royal Engineers led by Major...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035429/
Director(s): Cavalier, Alain
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

This French film L’Insoumis, directed by Alan Cavalier, was one of the first that dealt with the Algerian War (1954–62). Thomas Vlassenroot, a citizen of Luxembourg, played by Alain Delon, enlists in the French Foreign Legion after his divorce. He is posted to Algeria, but during the 1961 uprising he becomes disillusioned and deserts. While in hiding he receives a visit from his...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058232/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054758/

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