Films by Release Date

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 themes of gender, military and war in the periods covered by the Oxford Handbook for 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): Gordon, Lawrence
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of...

Director(s): Meily, Mark
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This film reveals the complex relationships between the colonizer and the colonized during the Philippine Revolution. Set in the city of Baler, scene of a nearly year-long siege, a Spanish soldier and a young Filipina fall in love. With distance from Spain, soldiers keep fighting despite the cessation of the Spanish-American War.

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): Mozer, Yariv
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

In this first-person documentary, a reservist in the Israeli army offers a stinging critique of his nation's role in the Second Lebanon War. The camera allowed filmmaker Yariv Mozer to keep his distance yet equate what he saw with popular war movies and characters. Mozer captures disillusionment and distrust among his peers towards the military, war, and Israel. 

Director(s): Gvili, Oren
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

A couple's wedding is postponed during an airaid in the Israeli city of Haifa during the 2006 Lebanon War. Tensions inside the bomb shelter mirror those outside.

Director(s): Jacir, Annemarie
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

An American-born Palestinian travels to her ancestral homeland on the premise of reclaiming her grandfather's bank savings that were frozen in 1948. While she wants to stay and make a new home, Palestinians she meets want to leave. Her anger and disappointment about what she encounters leads her to take matters into her own hands. 

Director(s): Riklis, Eran
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

A grove of lemon trees becomes a metaphor for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When the Israeli Defense Minister moves to a house bordering the West Bank, his security team views his neighbor's lemon trees as a potential threat. Salma, a Palestinian widow living alone, brings her neighbor to court to protect her livelihood as well as her family's history. The Minister's wife becomes her...

Director(s): Masharawi, Rashid
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

An ordinary errand reveals the surreal everyday life of Palestinians in the West Bank. Abu, a former judge turned cab driver, deals with heavy traffic, unruly passengers, and surprise attacks to bring his 7 year-old daughter her birthday cake and present.

Director(s): Nattiv, Guy
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

A chance encounter in Berlin during the 2006 FIFA World Cup sparks an affair between an Israeli man and a Palestinian woman. As they develop a relationship, the two strangers are divided by the Lebanon War. Strangers was largely improvised by the actors and directors, and the war caused a temporary break from filming that further inspired the plot. 

Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006, Tony, a Christian taxi-driver, brings Zeina, a Shiite woman from Beirut, to the heart of the conflict in the country's south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for Zeina's son, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. During their trip through the desolate countryside, the two...

Director(s): Folman, Ari
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

An internationally acclaimed animated documentary, filmmaker Ari Folman works to uncover his lost memories as an Israeli solider in the 1982 Lebanon War. Folman interviews fellow soldiers, old friends, and journalists to reconstruct his war experiences. His exploration reveals long suppressed guilt in his role in a massacre of a Palestinian refugee camp. 

Director(s): Lee, Spike
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This film by Spike Lee follows the adventures of three African American soldiers who get caught on the wrong side of the line in a disastrous American offensive against Axis powers in Italy. After rescuing an Italian boy from a collapsing building, the soldiers reach a village and befriend its residents. But they are soon faced with traitorous partisans and army informants and must marshal all...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046997/
Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on a true story, this film by Edward Zwick, traces the evolution of the Bielski Partisans, the largest and most successful Jewish resistance during World War II. The three Bielski brothers escape into the Naliboki Forest in Belarus after the Nazi Einsatzgruppen (special forces) sweep through Eastern Europe. The brothers create a  self-sustaining,  self-governing community of 1,200 Jewish...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/
Director(s): Kreuzpaintner, Marco
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

A young orphan boy survives the devastation of the Thirty Years War only to find fantastical horrors in the post-war German states. Following war, famine, and the plague, Krabat finds refuge with a town miller. He discovers a new world of magic and dark arts from the miller/master, which has deadly consequences. The supernatural mysticism parallels the war's religious fanaticism, particularly...

Director(s): Walter, John W.
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This documentary interweaves the development of the 2006 Public Theater production of "Mother Courage and Her Children" with the life of its playwright Bertolt Brecht. It emphasizes the play's anti-war theme for a modern day audience living during the War on Terror.

Director(s): Ennadre, Dalila
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Dalila Ennadre and produced by Film Documentaire France and Aya Films, describes the life of a Moroccan woman named Fadma who worked as a prostitute in a French military brothel during the First Indochina War (1946–54). Fadma details her life and experiences, asserting that she participated in the war just like the male soldiers did.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2870930/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Salomé, Jean-Paul
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

In this tense World War II film, a group of French women carry out top-secret missions to secure the success of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Louise Desfontaines, a spy for the British-backed Special Operations Executive, recruits women with specific talents to rescue a British geologist. Once they do, they turn toward Paris to assassinate a German officer who could thwart the invasion. ...

Director(s): Kravchuk, Andrey
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on the lives of Russian Admiral Alexander Kolchak and poet Anna Timiryova, Admiral weaves together love and war set during World War I and the Russian Civil War. Duty and marriage keep the two lovers separated, as each tries to survive the Bolshevik Revolution and fight for tsarist Russia. Timiryova's memories, which unfold during a mid-1960s production of Tolstoy's War and...

Director(s): Ross, Gaylen
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This documentary rehabilitates the historical legacy of Rezso Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who saved over 1500 Jews during World War II but who was later declared a Nazi collaborator. Interviews with Krasztner's family member and those he saved stand against the perspectives who see him as a traitor. Interviews with his assassin Ze'ev Eckstein cast more doubt over Krasztner's murder in 1957.

Director(s): Hooper, Tom
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This acclaimed biopic covers the political career of John Adams, second President of the United States. From the 1770 Boston Massacre and the American Revolution to his post-presidency, Adams is presented as independent, ardent defender of liberty, and guided by rule of law. His relationship with his with Abigail is also presented.

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