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): Jacir, Annemarie
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1090680/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172963/
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. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1064215/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1094275/
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. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185616/
Director(s): Lee, Spike
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This film by Spike Lee follows the adventures of four 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): Marc Munden
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Set between the years 1642 and 1660, during Oliver Cromwell's puritanical regicidal revolution, the fictional aristocratic manor lady Angelica Fanshawe follows her heart rather than political loyalty in the bloody conflict between royalists and Roundheads, and later among Crowell's triumphant, soon rivaling protestant followers. For love, she commits to several parties.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1050057/
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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1134673/
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/
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. ...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824330/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1101026/
Director(s): Ross, Gaylen
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This documentary tries to rehabilitate the historical legacy of Rezső Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who saved over 1500 Jews during World War II but who was later declared a Nazi collaborator and killed. Interviews with Kasztner'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 Kasztner's...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038913/
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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472027/
Director(s): White, Susanna
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on journalist Evan Wright's award winning book, this HBO miniseries explores U.S. invasion of Iraq from the perspective of the U.S. Marines Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. By following the battalion in their three-week trek from northern Kuwait to Baghdad, Generation Kill conveys the speed and confusion of the invasion. Often undersupplied and ordered to keep moving, the Marines...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995832/
Director(s): Rønning, Joachim
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This biographical drama traces Max Manus' work for the Norwegian Resistance during World War II. A veteran of the Winter War in Finland, Manus returns home to find Norway occupied by the Germans. He receives special training in sabotage, which is the beginning of his collaboration with the British. He becomes part of the Oslo Gang, a highly successful resistance group, but the personal costs...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029235/
Director(s): Färberböck, Max
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on an anonymous memoir, A Woman in Berlin unveils the morally complex sexual terrain women experienced during World War II. After the Red Army arrives in Berlin in the spring of 1945, one woman seeks to gain protection from a Russian officer after soldiers rape her and other women. Her collaboration is a survival strategy.  

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1035730/
Director(s): Müllerschön, Nikolai
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This romanticized account of Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the famed German fighter pilot, interrogates his role in World War I. Richthofen orders his men to save the lives of the enemy pilots in downed aircraft, and his romance with a nurse helps him to see the human cost of war. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365675/
Director(s): Bigelow, Kathryn
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This is a critically acclaimed war film produced during the time of the American War in Iraq. US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887912/
Director(s): Skogland, Kari
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on the memoir by Martin McGartland (born 1970), a young Irish man spies on the Irish Republican Army for the British during the last few years of the Troubles. In 1988, McGartland agrees to work for the British police because of the compensation and his abhorrence for IRA violence. After the IRA discovers who he is, McGartland escapes to Canada. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1097643/

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