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): Brunard, Alain
Release Date: 2014
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A made-for-television movie, Marie Curie: A Woman on the Front chronicles the young French scientist's contributions to the homefront and professional medicine during World War I. In 1914 Curie set out to work in military hospitals. Amidst the backdrop of emergency care for wounded soldiers, Curie and her research partner Claudius Regaud pioneer the use of radiography for diagnosis...

Director(s): Bornedal, Ole
Release Date: 2014
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This controversial TV series explores the meaning and legacy of 1864, when Denmark lost the Second Schleswig War as well as its world power status. Two brothers follow in their father's footsteps and enlist in the Danish Army to fight Prussia for control over the Schleswig and Holstein duchies. In modern day, Claudia discovers her connection to that past through her caretaking relationship...

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Director(s): Demange, Yann
Release Date: 2014
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In the early years of the Troubles, a British paratrooper is left behind following a riot in a Belfast neighborhood. He must navigate a foreign land and approach enemy and ally knowing they may not be what they seem. The film draws subtle parallels between the ongoing wars in the Middle East since the 2000s. 

Director(s): Vincent, David
Release Date: 2014
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This short documentary raises questions about women's changing roles in England during World War I. Women took on traditionally men's roles by becoming factory workers, police officers, and surgeons as well as by forming football (soccer) leagues. Although the public wondered whether these changes were temporary or permanent, women's war efforts pushed forward the campaign for women's suffrage...

Director(s): Ewing, Heidi
Release Date: 2014
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A documentary about American women's involvement in war from Vietnam to the present as soldiers, nurses, journalists, spies, and diplomats. The participants stories range from breaking the glass ceiling to ongoing sexual harassment and from leading platoons in battle to working behind-the-scenes.

Director(s): Bots, Dennis
Release Date: 2014
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Set in Holland during World War II, this film uses childhood to reveal the experiences of the Holocaust and fascism. Two young boys explore their surroundings and meet a young girl with a secret. One boy tells his father, leading to an official search for his friends who face arrest. 

Director(s): International Committee of the Red Cross
Release Date: 2014
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A short instructional video that explains the basics of international humanitarian law. It focuses on war crimes such as attacking civilians, prisoners, and the wounded.

https://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/audiovisuals/video/2014/rules-of-war.htm
Director(s): Khudr, Ali Sheikh
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

Hassan, a cow farmer and the documentary filmmaker's cousin, puts a human face on the Syrian Civil War. In the remote outskirts of Salamiyah, Hassan tends to his cows, preferring them to other people. While his family supports the opposition, he does not.   

Director(s): Korki, Shawkat Amin
Release Date: 2014
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In this absurdist black comedy, a filmmaking duo encounters tragedy and corruption as they attempt to make a movie about the Iraqi-led genocide of Kurds (the Al-Anfal campaign) during the Iran-Iraq War. 

Director(s): Geffen, Shira
Release Date: 2014
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An identity swap reveals the similarities of women's lives across the Israel/Palestine divide. An Israeli performance artist and Palestinian suicide bomber accidently trade identities at a border checkpoint. This dark comedy explores how they cope with the resulting everyday absurdity when no one notices.

Director(s): Tsui, Hark
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

Renowned director Tsui Hark of Hong Kong presents an action-packed tale set during the Chinese Civil War and immediately after the Second Sino-Japanese War. Zirong leads a small unit of the People's Liberation Army into northwestern China to control marauding bandits who have taken control after the Japanese army's departure. He stands against the feared Lord Hawk who controls thousands of...

Director(s): Abounaddara Collective
Release Date: 2014
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An award-winning short documentary film from the anonymous Abounddara Collective, Of God and Dogs reveals the internal conflicts of soldiers in the Syrian Civil War to challenge dominate narratives about it. A soldier in opposition to the al-Assad regime narrates how he interrogated and then executed an innocent man. Wracked with guilt and seeking redemption, he promises to avenge the...

Director(s): Anderson, Wes
Release Date: 2014
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. [IMDb]

Director(s): Riklis, Eran
Release Date: 2013
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During the First Lebanon War, an Israeli pilot and a young Palestinian refugee find common ground. Fahed helps Yoni escape if the pilot will help him return to his family's ancestral village to plant his father's prized olive tree. Their journey across Lebanon into Israel reveals the power of humanity to transcend war and conflict. 

Director(s): Hamilton, Omar Robert
Release Date: 2013
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A man returns to Palestine after living in America. Archival footage of his childhood offers a contrast to his current journey.

Director(s): Binisti, Thierry
Release Date: 2013
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Two adolescents form a connection despite the conflicts in Israel/Palestine. Tal, recent French immigrant, struggles with comprehending the violence engulfing Jerusalem. After a bombing, she tosses a bottle into the sea filled with questions for an unknown Palestinian. Naïm, who lives in Gaza, answers her.

Director(s): Abu-Assad, Hany
Release Date: 2013
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Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it's soon...

Director(s): Moreh, Dror
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the role of Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security force, and its role in shaping Israel's history since the Six-Day War. Interviews with six former directors, archival footage, and animated sequences shed light on controversial topics like the occupation of Palestine, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and terrorism committed by...

Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his native Lebanon for the third time, the realization dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel and the Lebanese Civil War. Experimenting with a radical new film-making style, he interlaces directed scenes and...

Director(s): Wheatley, Ben
Release Date: 2013
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A small group of deserters from the English Civil War stumble upon another man-made nightmare. Cutler, a necromancer and alchemist, convinces the three deserters to help him find buried treasure in an overgrown field and feeds them hallucinogenic mushrooms. Their new task is worse than their last.

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