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): 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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488368/
Director(s): Cech, Vladimir
Release Date: 1958
Abstract:

This film is the story of young Czech Václav Maly (Jaroslav Mares) who, having survived the concentration camp during the Holocaust and the deaths of his father and sister, for the lead SS guard Wolf (Hannjo Hasse), who escaped from the Allies and is now fighting in the war in French Indochina French Foreign Legion. Maly joins the Legion and is assigned to the same unit as Wolf. The film...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247242/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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...

Director(s): Chahine, Youssef
Release Date: 1972
Abstract:

Banned upon its release in Egypt, Chahine's The Sparrow views the pan-Arab defeat of the Six Day War through the prism of state corruption. On the even of war, a police officer and journalist in an Upper Egypt village investigate a recent murder and theft, connecting both of them back to high-ranking state officials. The film offers a broader commentary on the failures of Pan-Arabism...

Director(s): Chahine, Youssef
Release Date: 1963
Abstract:

Director Youssef Chahine uses the history of the Third Crusade to promote pan-Arab unity in the wake of de-colonization and wars with Israel in the early 1960s. Upon hearing of the slaughter of Muslims in in the Holy Lands, Saladin, sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, launches an attack to retake Jerusalem. English, French, and German rulers respond by launching the...

Director(s): Christian de Chalonge
Release Date: 1990
Abstract:

Based on a true story, Dr. Petiot uses parody to explore the Holocaust. In occupied Paris during World War II, Dr. Marcel Petiot pretends to work for the Resistance by offering to help Jews and other undesirables escape. Once they seek his help, he murders them, using an incinerator to dispose of their bodies. He was prosecuted for the murder of 27 people and excuted in 1946.

Director(s): Chang, Cheh
Release Date: 1976
Abstract:

In 1933, tensions between China and Japan led to the Battle of the Great Wall. For five days, 7 men defend a section of the Great Wall of China near Badaling (Pa Tou Lou Tzu) against 20,000 Japanese soldiers. Their defeat led to the expansion of Manchuko, the puppet state of Japan.

Director(s): Charef, Mehdi
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A young Algerian boy comes of age in the spring of 1962 during the last days of the Algerian War of Independence. Ali plays with his French friends and delivers papers. On his journeys across the city, he witnesses violent conflicts including the bombing of a mosque and the murders of Algerian nationals. Such events prompt Ali to develop a political consciousness, which lead to fights with his...

Director(s): Charlone, César
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

When commissioned to paint a portrait of General José Artigas, the revolutionary leader of Uruguay, decades after his death, Juan Manuel Blanes researches his subject's life and stumbles upon old secrets from the Spanish Wars of Independence. A Spanish spy, hired by the Argentinians, planned to kill Artigas only to drop his plans when he found the leader among the marginalized. Blanes'...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1820494/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Chávarri, Jaime
Release Date: 1984
Abstract:

During the Spanish Civil War, one Republican family experiences the trauma of war. The film's focus on daily life, such as a child's desire for a bicycle and abandoning his dreams of becoming a writer, shows how ordinary people adapted and survived in Franco's Spain. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085241/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Chen, Kaige
Release Date: 1993
Abstract:

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and banned in China, this film offers a sprawling account of that nation's history from the Sino-Japanese War to the Cultural Revolution. Two young boys apprentice at the Peking Opera, forging a 50-year friendship tested by shifting political and cultural tides. The opera, an ancient cultural tradition, comes under attack as a...

Director(s): Chetwynd, Lionel
Release Date: 1981
Abstract:

The Olympics often became a site of Cold War cultural tensions, pitting the United States against the Soviet Union. In 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the heavily-favored Soviets in Lake Placid, NY.

Director(s): Chiche, Franck
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

During the Generals Putsch in April 1961, the lives of three young adults intertwine in Algiers. A soldier, a photographer for the OAS (Secret Armed Organization), and a member of the FLN (National Liberation Front) confront each other over their love of Algeria. This is an animated film that used graphic processing on live-action frames.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2032470/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Child, Robert
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

The documentary Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom, directed by Robert Child, vividly brings to life the story of America's fight for freedom in a battle that changed the course of the American Civil War (1861–65). Through first person accounts, an original music score from cComposers Steve Heitzeg and Nicholas Palmer, and rarescarce Antietam commemorative...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491031/

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