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): Alfredson, Tomas
Release Date: 2011
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Based on a James le Carré novel, this thriller reveals the internal cold wars in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the early 1970s. Forced into retirement after a botched mission in Hungary, George Spy returns to track down a Soviet-mole in the top ranks of MI6. His investigation reveals the layers of bureaucracy, secrecy, and lies within modern intelligence systems. 

Director(s): Gorter, Jessica
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A documentary that explores the myths and realities of the Siege of Leningrad during World War I, when the Germans and Russians fought for two-and-a-half years. It led to the death of one million people.  Archival footage intersperses with survivor interviews, revealing the starkness and devastation of their experiences during and after the siege.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwBm_Xi0z0
Director(s): Abigail Disney
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

War and peace are no longer solely the domain of men as they once were (or at least seemed to be). This five-episode series explores the role women play in conflicts and tells the stories of females in combat zones, from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Liberia. Among the stories told are Liberian women who took on dictator Charles Taylor and three women in Afghanistan who risk their lives to ensure...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/
Director(s): Kawasaki, Kikuo
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

In Jerusalem, friendship develops between a Jewish 9-year-old American coin collector and the abused 9-year-old Arab street urchin trying to extort money from him. [IMBd]

Director(s): Marcia Rock
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This film highlights the resourcefulness of seven amazing women who represent the first wave of mothers, daughters and sisters returning home from the frontless wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Portraying the courage of women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives, this powerful film describes the horrific traumas they have faced, the inadequate care they often...

http://[institution].kanopy.com/node/2594323
Director(s): Robert Redford
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

The historical drama The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford, is based on an original screenplay by James D. Solomon. The film tells the story of Mary Surratt (1820–65), a wife, mother and boarding house owner in Washington D.C., who was the only female conspirator charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination and the first woman to be executed by the United States federal...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/
Director(s): Park Geon-yong
Release Date: 2011
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Young Park Seol-Hee is eagerly planning her wedding to a young anti-Communist activist when the North Koreans invade. Her fiancé is forced to flee, leaving her behind with her family in their tiny, rural South Korean village. Rather than resist the North Korean regiment that comes to occupy the area, the townspeople (to Seol-Hee's dismay) decide to cooperate with them in order to ensure their...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2060509/?ref_=fn_al_tt_6
Director(s): Hachem, Georges
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

A woman's reawakening leads to a battle for personal liberation during the Lebanese Civil War. Noha's meeting with an ex-lover, conflict with family, and witness to a brutal event prompts her to change her mind about marriage. Her decision causes explosive waves throughout her personal life. The film explores the disruptions to gender roles shaped by family, romance, and society and reveals a...

Director(s): Pivotto, Sebastián
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This biographical drama reveals the last ten years of the life of General Manuel Belgrano, one of the leaders during Argentine Wars for Independence. After rising to prominence after the May Revolution, Belgrano led a series of military campaigns and served in the First Assembly. His commitment to independence cost him his personal life and wealth. 

Director(s): Ipiña, Leandro
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

A hagiographic biopic of José de San Martín, military and political leader of revolutionary Argentina commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of independence. A young man from an elite family joins the Army of the Andes and recounts his experiences at the Battle of the Andes. A special focus is given to black soldiers, often forgotten in the revolutionary narrative.

Director(s): Lamata, Luis Alberto
Release Date: 2010
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This film recounts the life of Jose Tomás Boves, whose rebellion against Simón Bolívar led to the fall of the 2nd Republic of Venezuela. Although Spanish by birth, Boves led a group of slaves, mulattoes, Indians and mestizos who remained outside Bolívar's vision of a free Venezuela.

Director(s): Villaronga, Agustí
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Based on the acclaimed novel by Emili Teixidor, secrets from the past destroy childhood innocence in post-civil war Spain. After Andreu's father is accused of murder, he and his mother move in with extended family. In his exploration of the countryside, Andreu discovers dark secrets about his family. 

Director(s): Aragón, Emilio
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

When entertainer Jorge del Pino loses his wife and son in the last days of the Spanish Civil War, there's not much left to fear. At war's end, jobs are scarce and hunger plentiful. The outspoken Jorge, his vaudeville partner Enrique and their band of traveling artists oppose the brutal repression of the Franco regime. Miguel, a precocious child, joins the troupe, challenging the embittered...

Director(s): Sayles, John
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Offering parallels to today's wars, this story about the Philippine-American War explores how ideological conflict often terrorizes local people. When American soldiers arrive in a fictional village, its leader Rafael declares himself their friend. His brother, leader of the rebels, resents both Spanish and American imperial control. When American war aims change, Rafael must protect his...

Director(s): Rostan, Philippe
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary traces the life of Madeleine Riffaud, a French poet and journalist who participated in and documented resistance during war. After gaining notoriety for her bold actions in World War II, she turned her attention to the Vietnamese and Algerians fighting for their independence. Her work drew a link between the fight against fascism and colonialism. 

Director(s): Bouchareb, Rachid
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Beginning with its controversial interpretation of the Setif massacre in 1945, in which French soldiers killed Algerians following riots and protests, Outside the Law, reveals how young Algerian men respond to colonialism. Three brothers who lost their father in the Setif massacre take different paths as they grow up under colonial French rule. Messaoud joins the French army fighting...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229381/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4
Director(s): Martin, Hugues
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

A group of French soldiers encounter djinns (supernatural spirits) during the Algerian War. While on a rescue mission, they must fight off Algerian National Liberation Army forces as well as evil spirits of the desert. 

Director(s): Moati, Serge
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This well-researched documentary dramatizes Charles de Gaulle's changing positions regarding the Algerian War. Recently elected as president of the new Fifth Republic of France in 1958, de Gaulle issues his support to nationals and partisans in French Algeria. Four years later, he shifts to supporting Algerian independence.

Director(s): Bosch, Roselyne
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

La Rafle (The Roundup) shows the planning and consequences of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup In Paris during World War II. A product of Vichy-Nazi collaboration, the round-up removed 13,000 Jews from the capital to Auschwitz, an act of genocide the French government did not recognize until the 1990s. The film pays close attention to the disruption of childhood and home lie...

Director(s): Phélizon, Franck
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This film uncovers a true story of forbidden love in occupied France during World War II. Sarah, a young Jewish woman, and Hans, an SS officer, fall in love. He uses his connections to protect her, placing her in a home of a Resistance fighter. While their love affair continues, jealousy and betrayal soon find them. 

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