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): Kloft, Michael
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

In this documentary, historian Anna Reid discusses the first few months of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II. Interviews, photographs, and new documentary evidence based on the files of the NKVD (Soviet secret police) present a horrifying picture of despair, starvation, and cannibalism but also the strength and survival of the people of Leningrad. 

Director(s): Weisberg, Joe
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

The Americans presents a measured analysis of late Cold War international politics through its focus on marriage, family, and personal relationships. In the 1980s, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings are Soviet spies living as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C. After twenty years, she remains deeply committed to the Soviet Union while his loyalty frays under the moral weight of his...

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): Ron Maxwell
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

The drama film Copperhead is directed by Ron Maxwell and starsring Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Augustus Prew, Lucy Boynton, Casey Thomas Brown, and Peter Fonda. The film is based on the 1893 novel, The Copperhead, by Harold Frederic. It tells the story of the farmer, Abner Beech, an antiwar Democrat in a rural community in upstate New York in 1862, who is a Northern...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404555/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Director(s): Meily, Mark
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This biopic of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the First Republic of the Philippines, reveals the long struggle for independence. Aguinaldo's efforts to coordinate colonial resistance against the Spanish lead his peers to elect him president of the provisional government during the Spanish-American War. Yet their hard-won independence falls once they come under control of the United...

Director(s): Jacir, Annemarie
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A Palestinian child finds adventure in a Jordanian refugee camp after the Six Day War. Tarek explores the camp, stumbling upon guerillas training for war. 

Director(s): Doueiri, Ziad
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

An honored and respected Palestinian surgeon discovers his wife's secret life after a terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv. He retraces his wife's step to understand why she committed such atrocities, leading him to ask questions about his own identity and place in Israel.

Director(s): Barbeau-Lavalette, Anaïs
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Chloé, a young French-Canadian doctor with the Red Crescent, constantly moves between contemporary Israel and the Occupied territories. She lives in Jerusalem and works in Ramallah, passing through checkpoints daily to monitor the pregnancies of young women. As she spends time with Rand, one of her patients, she learns more about life in the occupied territories. The more time she spends with...

Director(s): Khelifa, Said Ould
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Algeria’s entry for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film in 2013, Zabana!, directed by Said Ould Khelifa, focuses on Ahmed Zabana (1926-56), played by Imad Benchenni, an Algerian militant liberation movement leader of the , who participated in the outbreak of the Algerian War in 1954. The film chronicles Zabana's fight to free his country to independence as a leading member of the...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379344/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Reynolds, Kevin
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Toward the end of the Civil War, tensions between two families near the West Virginia and Kentucky border almost reignite the war. Their clash over a stolen pig leads to intervention by the states' governors and United States Supreme Court. 

Director(s): Bassett, Michael J.
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century English privateer. When Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil's own Reaper, dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane manages to escape, he knows that he now...

Director(s): Jacquot, Benoît
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A young servant girl at Versailles witnesses the French Revolution. Sidonie is devoted to Marie Antoinette, staying with her when other servants and aristocrats flee. She agrees to help the Queen's friend escape. 

Director(s): Alexandre Arcady
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Algeria under French colonization, in the 1930s. Younes is 9 years old when he is put in the care of his uncle, a pharmacist in the city of Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the kids of Rio Salado and becomes their friend. In the gang, there is Emilie, the girl whom everyone falls for. A great love takes root between Jonas and Emilie, but it will soon be troubled by the revolution that...

Director(s): Chiche, Franck
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

During the Generals Putsch in April 1961, the lives of three young adults intertwine in Algiers. A soldier, a photographer for the OAS (Secret Armed Organization), and a member of the FLN (National Liberation Front) confront each other over their love of Algeria. This is an animated film that used graphic processing on live-action frames.

Director(s): Gianni Amelio
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

August 1957: A famous writer in his forties, Jacques Cormery, visits his mother who lives in Algiers. The city is undergoing the urban warfare of the Battle of Algiers during the Algerian War of Independence. Cormery reflects on his school years, his European and Algerian friends, and M. Bernard, this schoolteacher who pushed him toward a life inconceivable for a child born into a poor and...

Director(s): Rome, Claude-Michel
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This World War II comedy imagines how the French Resistance and German intelligence officers cohabitated in Parisian hotels. The Royal Palace Hotel and its staff begrudgingly host the Abwehr. The staff gather information for the Resistance, while the German officers seeks to find the identity of Resistance leader "D'Artagnan" who coordinates the intelligence from all occupied hotels.

Director(s): Denis, Jean-Pierre
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Loosely based on the true story of Sister Marie-Philomène, this film reveals the precarious role women occupied in World War II. Sister Luce, a nun and nurse, falls in love with a French resistance fighter. When spurned by him, she seeks vengeance by informing on him to the Germans. The Resistance discovers her actions, executing her for betrayal. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825811/combined
Director(s): White, Susanna
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

In this HBO-BBC-VRT miniseries, an English aristocrat awakens to the modern world shaped by feminism and World War I. Spanning from 1908 to 1918, Christopher Tietjens continues to honor tradition with a socially approved marriage and service in war. His wife's infidelity, an unrequited flirtation with a young suffragette, and his time at the front challenge his commitment to aristocratic...

Director(s): Feng, Xiaogang
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A famine in the Henan province reveals the moral and political failings of the Nationalist Government of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. A once wealthy landlord slowly loses his family and status as they escape the famine, an American missionary loses his faith in God, and an American journalist writes an expose that forces the government to address the problem.

Director(s): Ostojic, Arsen A.
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This family drama exposes the long-standing ethnic tensions that led to the Bosnian War. Halima, a Bosniak woman searches for her son's remains, but she must provide DNA to the U.N. Committee for Missing Persons. Her search leads to her estranged neice, whose affair with a Serb produced the child. 

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