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): Cayatte, André
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

René Le Guen (Marcel Mouloudji) is a former French resistance fighter trained as a young man as a professional killer. After World War II, he has no qualms continuing to kill and is arrested for murder. Convicted and condemned to death, he is held in a prison cell with other murderers sentenced to death. The men to be guillotined are taken out at night, so they wait in fear and only sleep...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044977/
Director(s): Cayrol, Jean
Release Date: 1965
Abstract:

A former Gestapo collaborator, Capri/Bruno (Michel Piccoli), having undergone cosmetic surgery to change his appearance, finds himself, twenty-five years after the end of World War II, face to face with relatives of individuals he had, through his complicity, sentenced to death. He becomes friends with some of the relatives and acquaintances of his former victims.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059062/
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 Malý (Jaroslav Mares) who, having survived a concentration camp during the Holocaust and the deaths of his father and sister, joins the French Foreign Legion to fight in the war in French Indochina. He is assigned to the same unit as the former SS guard Wolf (Hannjo Hasse) who had murdered Václav's relatives and escaped from the Allies. When Václav...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247242/
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. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758732
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 is split by the river Loue which creates the line of demarcation between Nazi occupied France and freedom. A French officer, Pierre (Maurice Ronet), is released by the Nazi soldiers to find his chateau converted into a German...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060630/
Director(s): Chabrol, Claude
Release Date: 1984
Abstract:

Adapted from Simone de Beauvoir's novel of the same name, first published in French in 1945, The Blood of Others depicts the lives of several characters in Paris leading up to and during the Second World War, exploring themes of freedom and responsibility. In German-occupied France, Jean Blomart (Michael Ontkean), member of the French Communist Party and the French Resistance, sits by...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088038/
Director(s): Chabrol, Claude
Release Date: 1988
Abstract:

Une affaire de femmes relays the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud (1903-1943), the last French woman to be executed in Vichy France. With her husband initially in a prison camp, Marie supported her family as an abortionist, which was illegal, and rented her bedroom to prostitutes. Her financial success threatened her husband, who turned her over to Vichy officials for her crimes...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096336/
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 and Syria (1798-1801). In 1798, Napoleon landed his army in Egypt, defeating the Mameluke warlords (the remnants of Ottoman rule). The film follows Gen. Caffarelli, who accompanied Napoleon on the French invasion of Egypt, and three Egyptian brothers who reject the prospect of French domination.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088383/
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 (June 1967) 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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068225/
Director(s): Chahine, Youssef
Release Date: 1963
Abstract:

Director Youssef Chahine uses the history of the Third Crusade (1189–1192) 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 (1138–1193), sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, launches an attack to retake Jerusalem. English, French, and German rulers...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057357/
Director(s): Chang, Cheh
Release Date: 1976
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Abstract:

In 1933, tensions between China and Japan led to the Defense of the Great Wall (January – May 1933). The film retells the story of seven Chinese patriots defending against 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks for 5 days, at a strategic key point of the Great Wall. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074170/
Director(s): Charef, Mehdi
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A young Algerian paperboy with friends and associates of all ages on both sides of the conflict experiences history leading up to the March 1962 independence of Algeria, witnesses ruthless violence perpetrated by French and Arabs, sees his French friends depart or die, and tries to relate to his patriotic French soccer pal to the end.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024188/
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/
Director(s): Chávarri, Jaime
Release Date: 1984
Abstract:

Based on a 1984 Spanish play of the same title by Fernando Fernán Gómez, this film deals with the traumatic effects of Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) on citizens of Madrid, particularly one Republican family. 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/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106332/
Director(s): Chiche, Franck
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

On the night of April 21st 1961, in an attempt to halt the policy implemented by General de Gaulle which led to Algeria's independence, the 1st Foreign Regiment of Parachutists took power in Algiers. At the same time, Malika, Jacquot and Thomas prepare to face their future. All three of them are between 20 and 30, all love Algeria but each in different ways. This is an animated film that used...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2032470/
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/
Director(s): Chomsky, Marvin J.
Release Date: 1995
Abstract:

This two-part miniseries traces how a young German princess became Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1729-1796). In the mid-18th century, Catherine learns to manipulate court politics and societal institutions to seize power. After ordering the assassination of her husband, the Empress wages war and modernizes Russia to consolidate her power.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112031/

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