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): Jolie, Angelina
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

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. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714209/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Michael MacLennan
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Bomb Girls profiles four women who work in a Canadian munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front during World War II. The series highlights how the war thrust these women into new worlds, changing their lives profoundly and irrevocably  as they are liberated from domestic and social restrictions.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1955311/
Director(s): Pain, Bedabrata
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A young boy's reminiscences reveal the long-standing tensions and little-known revolts leading to Indian Independence. Jhunku Roy finds himself torn between his belief in British justice and the growing revolutionary spirit in East Bengal in the early 1930s. After losing faith in his British mentor, Jhunku joins the revolt led by his school teacher to take the city of Chittagong, one of the...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1785333/
Director(s): Andy De Emmony
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This TV miniseries portrays the lives of four British women in the years after WWII. All women worked as codebreakers in the top secret Bletchley Park, helping British forces interpret German codes during the war. As the women have returned to their ordinary lives, they find themselves restless and discontent with the mundanity of female life in peacetime Britain and long to engage more fully...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275990/
Director(s): Castellitto, Sergio
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

An Italian professor returns to Sarajevo with her son fifteen years after fleeing the Bosnian War. She intends to tell her son about real mother and father, but she discovers a more horrible truth instead. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396226/
Director(s): Affleck, Ben
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

On November 4, 1979, militant Iranian activists storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Based on the declassified true story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Director(s): Murphy, Beth
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A modern day Oskar Schindler story that focuses on Kirk Johnson, a young American fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. to help rebuild Iraq. After leading reconstruction teams in Baghdad and Fallujah, Kirk returns home only to discover that many of his former Iraqi colleagues are being killed, kidnapped or forced into exile by radical...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2088933/
Director(s): Horowitz, 'Yariv'
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

The year is 1989. In an era of Palestinian demands for independence, the State of Israel sends young soldiers to oversee the Arab population in the Occupied Territories. After one of them is killed, the common fate of four young soldiers and one Palestinian family is sealed. The film describes the extraordinary journey of a young soldier trying to find his place in the chaos surrounding him. [...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2164718/
Director(s): Webber, Peter
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Emperor investigates a critically important decision regarding the post-World War II world. In the aftermath of the Japanese surrender, U.S. Army General Bonner Fellers must decide whether to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes or forge another path toward cooperative nation-building. His investigation takes him through the city of Tokyo to talk with high-ranking government officials. Memories...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103264/
Director(s): Finn, Jim
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

In this documentary, Franz Hinkelammert, a German-born liberation theologian, economist, and philosopher who specializes in Latin America, critiques the new world order based on neoliberalism, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism, and nationalism that arose in the last third of the 20th century. He proposes non-violent solutions to address the resulting economic, cultural, and political...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2308933/
Director(s): Meerapfel, Jeanine
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Argentina, in the middle fifties. Sulamit is the daughter of German-Jewish refugees. Friedrich is the son of German-Nazis refugees. Both children are closely friends as times goes by between the fall of Peron's Government in 1955 and the years of prison, torture and death in Argentina since 1976 to 1983. The children grow up and go to Germany, both get involved in the political struggles of...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1942060/
Director(s): Martinelli, Renzo
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11 was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899285/
Director(s): Gitonga, David
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity. [IMBD]

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234428/
Director(s): Zauberman, Yolande
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Shot in Israel, the film is an orchestration of interviews with people who all answer the same questions posed by the author – "Would you have sex with an Arab?" and "Would you have sex with an Israeli Jew?". Most, if not all of the scenes are shot at night in dance clubs, bars, cafes, public spaces, and personal homes in Tel Aviv, Israel. Interviews are conducted in French, Hebrew, Arabic,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1995494/
Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/
Director(s): Valeria Sarmiento
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This movie, directed by Valeria Sarmiento, tells a story from the Peninsular campaign during the Napoleonic Wars. On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1928329/
Director(s): Jeta Amata
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

The people of a volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. Inspired by true events, Black November...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2147225/
Director(s): Burnat, Emad
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the film follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125423
Director(s): Haroun, Mahamat-Saleh
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A man's ego supersedes his roles as father, husband, and breadwinner in the chaos of the modern day civil war in Chad. A former champion swimmer holds a respectable job as pool attendant when management replaces him with his son. He sends his son to war to satisfy government demands for civilian contributions and to win his job back. His reckless decision has tragic consequences.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1639901
Director(s): Charlone, César
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

When commissioned to paint a portrait of General José Artigas, the revolutionary leader of Uruguay, decades after his death, Juan Manuel Blanes researches his subject's life and stumbles upon old secrets from the Spanish Wars of Independence. A Spanish spy, hired by the Argentinians, planned to kill Artigas only to drop his plans when he found the leader among the marginalized. Blanes'...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1820494/

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