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): McQueen, Steve
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Hunger offers an uncompromising and brutal portrait of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike that speaks to larger issues of prisoners' rights. Prisoners in Northern Ireland's Maze prison launch a seven-month strike to win status as political prisoners, which the British government had revoked for Irish Republican Army members during the Troubles. The film focuses on Bobby Sands (1954-1981),...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/
Director(s): Begic, Aida
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This movie takes place in autumn 1997, in the small Bosniak village of Slavno, in central Bosnia. Only the women and girls are left, along with an old grandfather and a little boy; all of the men have disappeared on account of the Bosnian War. A story of the traumas of war and the struggle to survive in the aftermath. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1146295/
Director(s): Markovic, Goran
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

An acting troupe from Belgrade goes on tour in Serbian Krajina during the Bosnian War. The actors find themselves caught in the middle of Serbian and Croat forces, desperately trying to convince each side that their nationalist productions are art rather than politics. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996982/
Director(s): Madsen, Ole Christian
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Flame and Citron follow two legendary figures in the Danish resistance movement during World War II to explore the moral ambiguity of war. Bent Hviid (Flammen) and Jørgen Schmith (Citron) move from killing Danish collaborators to Gestapo officers in and around Copenhagen. One becomes more violent and vengeful while the other wrestles with his actions and feelings of betrayal.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0920458/
Director(s): Stern, Ricki
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on the accounts of former U.S Marine Captain Brian Steidle, this documentary exposes the War in Darfur and the lack of international response to it. By working for the African Union, Steidle gained access to parts of Darfur that were off limits to journalists and others in the international community. He returned to the United States to raise awareness of ethnic cleansing. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912580/
Director(s): Schrader, Paul
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

A Holocaust survivor struggles with his guilt and sanity fifteen years after World War II. Adam Stein, a former comedian, entertains his fellow patients, doctors, and nurses as a patient in an Israeli mental hospital, a strategy that also secured his survival during the Holocaust. He becomes a father figure to a feral young boy, but this relationship raises troublesome memories of his act as...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479341/
Director(s): Spottiswoode, Roger
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on a true story, British journalist George Hogg transitions from documenting the Sino-Japanese War to actively resisting it. After photographing and writing about the Rape of Nanjing, Hogg escapes execution with the help of a Chinese communist and Australian nurse. They take him to an orphanage and task him with caring for the 60 children. When Chinese nationalists want to conscript the...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0889588/
Director(s): Katinka Heyns
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Feast of the Uninvited is the story of small lives touched by war... When the great insurrections, revolutions, the wars, sweep over everyday people, their social fabric is torn to shreds, their futures become uncertain, their lives open-ended. And in their desperate predicament they find themselves doing what would have been unthinkable during the secure and predictable times of...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1508080
Director(s): Ndahayo, Gilbert
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

This documentary presents the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide from Tutsis who survived. On April 10, 1994, Hutus invaded the small village of Astrida and executed 200 Tutsis behind a convent. Director Gilbert Ndahayo, who was 13 at the time and away from home, discovered the open mass grave where his family laid.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1337452/
Director(s): Paris, Rogelio
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

The film takes place in the southern town of Kangamba, Angola, in August 1983, during the Angolan civil war. Troops of the Unión Nacional para la Independencia Total de Angola (UNITA – National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), trained by the South African armed forces, launch an offensive against the small town, in the hands of the Movimiento Popular de Liberación de Angola (MPLA...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1765867/
Director(s): Pas, Klaus
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

In Liberia, three former child soldiers invite us into their lives and show us how challenging it is for them to reintegrate the post civil war society. As they struggle to fight a discrimination which is rarely talked about, they stand as an example of how hope is a major key to success. In the outskirts of Paris, a young generation fears for its future. Its unemployment rate is twice as high...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1885197/
Director(s): Paterson, Debs
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on a true story, this short film explores the tentative peace after the Rwandan Civil War. Four young people of Hutu and Tutsi backgrounds become friends at the Nyange school. When guerillas attack the school, they opt to protect each other rather than fall prey to ethnic divisions. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1230590/
Director(s): Eastwood, Clint
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A companion to Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, this film presents the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective and illuminates the themes of honor, sacrifice, and nationalism. In preparation for an impending American invasion, soldiers build an elaborate system of tunnels and caves on Mount Suribachi. Already weak, sick,...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498380/
Director(s): Ruzowitzky, Stefan
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

In this Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, a Jewish man wrestles with his complicity in the Nazi war effort as a measure of survival. A gifted artist and counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch uses his skills to win favors in the Mauthausen concentration camp. At Sachsenhausen, he works with a group to counterfeit the British pound and the American dollar, part of Operation Bernhard to...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813547/
Director(s): Hornshtein, Roy
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

A boy and his father are forced to take refuge in the underground shelter upon realizing that Israel is under missile attack. As the son (11) awakes the next morning he is shocked to learn from his father that Israel has been severely injured in the attack the night before. Both father and son must now accustom themselves to the new reality of life in the shelter. Dealing with day to day...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1387182/
Director(s): Lamata, Luis Alberto
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

From his jail cell in Cádiz, Francisco de Miranda recounts his rise to power and push for Venezuelan independence to an inquiring journalist. Influenced by revolutionary thought, especially in the new United States, Miranda led the Venezuela independence movement until he betrayed it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1085459/
Director(s): Feng, Xiaogang
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

Assembly explores honor, sacrifice, and identity through Gu Zidi, a captain of the 9th Company of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) near the end of the Chinese Civil War. During the decisive Huaihai Campaign, Gu and his men defend a coal mine with orders to stay until called to retreat. He is the lone survivor, forgotten by the PLA and deemed a traitor. To regain his honor, he serves...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0881200/
Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

World War II. On June 1, 1944, a United States bomber pilot crashes onto the Cave Hill just outside of Belfast in Northern Ireland. He lives long enough to give a ring to a stranger and asks that he return it to his girlfriend. 50 years later, a young man searches for the woman to make good on a promise. Director Richard Attenborough's final film before his death.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488380/
Director(s): Siri, Florent Emilio
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

This film is based on the 1992 nonfiction book La guerre sans nom (The War without a Name) by the French historian Patrick Rotman and its subsequent 2002 documentary adaptation by France3, directed by Florent Emilio Siri, who also produced this feature film. It tells the story of Lieutenant Terrien (Benoît Magimel), a naïve and inexperienced army officer who volunteers for active...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825248/
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/

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