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: 2012
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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
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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
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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
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This film focuses on Ahmed Zabana, a national Algerian hero, and corrupt French colonial policies before the Algerian War for Independence. Zabana's actions as part of the National Liberation Front land him in prison, where he interacts with a range of different French nationals and Algerians. His execution made him a martyr. 

Director(s): Reynolds, Kevin
Release Date: 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

Director(s): White, Susanna
Release Date: 2012
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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
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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
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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. 

Director(s): Sturm, Lukas
Release Date: 2012
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In the midst of international tribunals on war crimes during the Bosnian War, an Austrian journalist questions whether the war and its crimes still continue. Nicole travels to a small Bosnian village to search for Edina, who disappeared after her return to Morovci to bury her father. During her investigation, she encounters hostile officials and traumatized people and documents the painstaking...

Director(s): Tanovic, Danis
Release Date: 2012
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This film explores familial tensions, daily life, and possibilities in a small town in Herzegovina between the fall of communism and the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia. Divko returns home after twenty years in exile and sets out to reclaim his family home. Family squabbles play out over news of conflict, with most characters in disbelief about the unfolding violence. 

Director(s): Journeyman Pictures
Release Date: 2012
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Using archival footage and oral history interviews, this documentary reveals the hidden history of women pilots during World War II. The high stakes of war convinced military officials in Britain, Germany, the former Soviet Union, and the United States to recruit women pilots, but the women faced intense ridicule for doing a "man's job." These women recount their personal stories for how they...

Director(s): Dick, Kirby
Release Date: 2012
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This Peabody-winning documentary uncovers the systemic culture of rape and sexual assault within the U.S. military. Survivors stories as well as commentary from military officials, scholars, psychologists, and advocates argue for policy and cultural changes to address abuse and its often unfair outcomes between victim and abuser in their military careers and decommissioned lives.

Director(s): Jolie, Angelina
Release Date: 2012
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Two lovers are divided by the Bosnian War. Danijel, a Serbian soldier, recognizes Ajla, his former lover and a Muslim, in a POW camp. They both betray each other to serve their ethnic and religious rather than personal interests. 

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