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): Martone, Mario
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

In 1828, two aristocrats and one peasant join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement to strengthen the campaign for Italian unification and independence. Their separate stories reveal the cost of revolution and sacrifice on their personal and political allegiances.

Director(s): Koshashvili, Dover
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Based on one of the most popular Israelis novels by Yehoshua Kenaz, this film unravels the making of Israeli national identity through militarism as well as the ethnic, national, and class distinctions that still characterize Israeli socieity. Set in 1956, enforced conscription affects a diverse group of outcats with physical and mental disabilities. They represent a broad spectrum of...

Director(s): Tilman, Samuel
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Informed by scholarship and archival records, this television docu-series explores the history of the Congo from the 15th century to the present. From the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to colonialism and independence, the three-part series examines exploitation, violence, and nationalism through Congo's interactions with European and American powers. 

Director(s): Silver, Steven
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Based on a true story, four photojournalists document the end of apartheid in South Africa in the early 1990s. The film skirts ethical questions about the responsibilities of a journalist documenting tragedy in favor of highlighting the thrills and adrenalin rush to capture a picture.

Director(s): Kahiu, Wanuri
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war.

Director(s): Cohen-Olivar, Jerome
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha".

Director(s): Hachem, Georges
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Noha is about to get married. Her family is relieved to see her take advantage of this last chance before officially becoming a spinster just like her sister. Everything seems to be going ...

Director(s): Roth, Lynn
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In the months before the creation of the State of Israel, a young Jewish boy and a British soldier develop an unlikely friendship. Proffy frequently voices his contempt for the British who occupy Palestine, but he is surprised when Sgt. Dunlop shows him understanding and warmth and acts as a surrogate father. When his village learns of their bond, they prosecute Proffy as a traitor. 

Director(s): Dabis, Cherien
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A moving portrait of Arab immigrant life in America following 9/11 and the Iraq War. Muna, a Christian Palestinian, lives and works in the West Bank until she receives a green card in the lottery. She and her son move in with her sister's family in a Chicago suburb, where they experience downward social and economic mobility and daily harassment but also unexpected friendships.

Director(s): Suleiman, Elia
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In this semi-autobiographical film based on his father's diaries and his mother's letters, director Elia Suleiman traces the evolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict through a focus on the everyday life of Israeli Arabs. From the creation of Israel to the near-present day, Suleiman weaves together fractured vignettes of a family adapting to political changes that transform their family bonds...

Director(s): Maoz, Samuel
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In this critically acclaimed drama, director Samuel Moaz offers an innovative take of the Lebanon War partly informed by his own experiences as an Israeli soldier. Set inside an armored tank, a small crew of soldiers enters a devastated but still hostile town in Lebanon. Confined in a tight space, their only view of the outside world is through the gun sight.

Director(s): Tarantino, Quentin
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Director Quentin Tarantion re-imagines World War II as a revenge-fantasy for Jewish victims of Nazi Germany. A French Jewish woman seeks retribution for the death of her family while an Allied group of Jewish soldiers wreak havoc on Nazis throughout Europe. Their separate plots to assassinate Adolph Hitler collide in a Parisian cinema.  

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Based on a true story, Defiance traces the evolution of the "Bielski Partisans," the largest and most successful Jewish resistance during World War II. The three Bielski brothers escape into the Naliboki Forest in Belarus after the Nazi Einsatzgruppen (special forces) sweep through Eastern Europe. The brothers create a large, self-sustaining, and self-governing community of 1,200...

Director(s): Walker, Noland
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This documentary tells the story of General Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Revolution, and the creation of the first black republic in the modern world. Born enslaved, Louverture wins his freedom only to risk it by supporting the most successful slave uprising in history. Although inspired by the French and American Revolutions, the creation of Haiti rocked the United States as well as the ...

Director(s): Narvaja, Miguel Hugo Vaca
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This documentary explores the history of Venezuela from its independence to modern day times. It frames Venezuela's struggle within the larger context of Latin America striving to win autonomy and emancipation from colonial and interventionist forces, including the United States.  

Director(s): Han, Sanping
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A Chinese government commissioned film marking the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek, and other high ranking officials meet to negotiate a political peace to the civil war. When that fails, communist-led militia easily take over government forces.

Director(s): Guédiguian, Robert
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A group of French, Jews, Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Spaniards, Italians, and Armenians - the Manoukian Group - briefly set off a wave of armed resistance in occupied Paris in the spring of 1943. German officials and French collaborators arrested them and sentenced them to death. The backlash led them to paint the Manoukian Group as terrorists.

Director(s): Krivine, Frédéric
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

An acclaimed French TV series, Un Village Français takes a long-view of German-occupation of a French village during World War II. Survivors of the invasion resist, adapt, or collaborate, revealing how these actions were not easy decisions to make. Each season chronicles one year of occupation. 

Director(s): Steil, Nicolas
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In Nazi-occupied Luxembourg during World War II, a group of men take refuge in underground mines rather than fight their allies. François, the privileged son of a collaborator, leaves university in anger over its teachings of Nazism. He joins other men living underground to avoid conscription. Once there, he experiences personal wars within himself and with other men, making his re-entry to...

Director(s): Hirschbiegel, Oliver
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Ulster Volunteer Force member Alistair Little killed Joe Griffin's brother during the height of the Troubles, but the two have processed the event differently. A program helps the two meet for further reconciliation, but Griffin wants vengeance.

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