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): Moreh, Dror
Release Date: 2012
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309788/
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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787442/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2336960
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/
Director(s): Reynolds, Kevin
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

The story of the feud that nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy were close friends until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their homes -- Hatfield in West Virginia and McCoy in Kentucky -- to increasing tensions and misunderstandings that quickly lead to all-out warfare between the clans (partially caused by a stolen...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1985443/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970452/
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. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753813/
Director(s): Mohamed El Hadi Benadouda
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

During the Algerian revolution, El Hadi joined his sister in France and became an active member of a secret FLN armed group. Encompassing settling of scores, attempted murder, hiding, imprisonment and finally deportation back to Algeria in 1962, his personal journey tells the story of countless ex-fighters for Algerian independence, and echoes the current effervescence of the Arab world. Today...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2152392/
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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1934205/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Chiche, Franck
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

On the night of April 21st 1961, in an attempt to halt the policy implemented by General de Gaulle which led to Algeria's independence, the 1st Foreign Regiment of Parachutists took power in Algiers. At the same time, Malika, Jacquot and Thomas prepare to face their future. All three of them are between 20 and 30, all love Algeria but each in different ways. This is an animated film that used...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2032470/
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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1349457/
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 German counter-intelligence service. The staff gather information for the Resistance, while the German officers seek to find the identity of Resistance leader "D'Artagnan" who coordinates the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2342177/
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 the Germans. about him.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825811/
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. The story follows Christopher Tietjens, a top civil servant from a background of wealth and privilege, whose marriage flounders almost as soon as it begins. He falls in love with another woman, but he remains honorable for some considerable time to Sylvia who has several...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1956017/
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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2113822/
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 niece, whose affair with a Serb produced the child. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2244877/
Director(s): Sturm, Lukas
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1945048/
Director(s): Tanovic, Danis
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

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. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1417067/
Director(s): Journeyman Pictures
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

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...

http://www.films.com/id/26451
Director(s): Dick, Kirby
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

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.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2120152/

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