9 Worthy Films About Women in War

The Dawns Are Quiet Here…1972

The Dawns Are Quiet Here...1972

USSR

A squad of female volunteers, some of whom have only just finished school. It is sent to the rear of an anti-aircraft platoon. Petty Officer Fedot Vaskov goes with them to intercept the Nazis, who are supposed to capture the railroad. But the forces are unequal, and the reinforcements never arrive… The film director, Stanislav Rostotsky, a former front-line soldier, later said that he was shot. The film is in memory of the nurse. Who carried him off the battlefield during the war and saved him from death? I do not want to add any detailed descriptions of the picture. Just remember. It is always better to watch the original. rather than the poppy remake, which was shot a couple of years ago.

Uprising, 2001

Uprising, 2001

USA

UK, Australia, Germany

The film focuses on the uprising that began on January 18, 1943, in the Warsaw ghetto. One of the organizers was a 25-year-old. Tosya Altman. She was one of the few survivors of the battle on May 8 and, despite wounds to her head and leg and gas poisoning, was able to leave the ghetto through the sewers. But a couple of weeks later. She was captured by the police after a fire at the celluloid factory where she was hiding. In the film, Altman was portrayed by Lili Sobieski, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work.

Charlotte Gray, 2001

Charlotte Gray, 2001

The story is based on a description of the exploits of female Special Operations Directorate agents. However, who worked with the French resistance during the occupation. And the image of Charlotte Gray was collective, combining the personality traits of Pearl Cornioli. Nancy Wake, Odette Sansom, and Violette Jabot. A chance meeting with a British intelligence officer makes the pretty blonde Charlotte into. A secret agent and changes not only the color of her hair but also her name. The brilliant Cate Blanchett played the leading role in the film.

The Last Days of Sophia Scholl, 2005

The Last Days of Sophia Scholl, 2005

Germany

An “un-Hollywood” film about fortitude, conscience, freedom, and the struggle for one’s ideals. The film tells the story of the last days of Sophie Scholl. A member of the anti-fascist group White Rose, and once again reminds us. How many German people disagreed with the established bloody regime? The viewer does not actually see war as such, as there are no battle scenes or rumbling gun battles. The film shows an internal war instead of an external one. Actress Julia Jentsch won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her role as Sophie Scholl.

Black Book, 2006

Black Book, 2006

Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium

The plot of the film revolves around Rachel Stein, a German of Jewish origin. Fleeing the Nazi genocide, she finds refuge in the Netherlands, where she joins the resistance movement. Her goal is to find the traitor who murdered her entire family and seek revenge. By any means necessary.

Agents of Women, 2008

Agents of Women, 2008

France

The movie “Women Agents” by the French director Jean-Paul Salomé tells us the story of Louise Defontin. A member of the French Resistance, who was active in politics during World War II. After the death of her husband, she leaves France for Britain. In the capital, London, the woman is recruited by a special secret organization and given her first assignment, for which. She has to assemble an all-female detachment.

Braveheart by Irena Sendler, 2009

Braveheart by Irena Sendler, 2009

USA

Irena Sendler went down in World War II history forever as the woman. If you were not afraid to stand up to Nazism. It was she who saved Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. Children were carried out in toolboxes, under their skirts, in cars, in rolls, sedated and muted by barking dogs. I falsified documents and searched for foster families… But in this way, 2,500 lives were saved.

The Book Thief, 2013

The Book Thief, 2013

USA, Germany

A movie that you can safely watch with the whole family, really. If you’re willing to answer your kids’ questions about first love, war, and death. Here you will not see women with rifles in their hands. The main character is Liesel, a little girl from Germany. Her mother, in order to save her daughter’s life, gives her. A foster family, where the girl learns to read and learns to live in the heart of the flourishing Nazis. She is torn between the world of books, her responsibility for her life. The Jewish boy living in their basement. The need to conform to the way of life in Nazi Germany at this time. A beautiful film, with wonderful acting, and a wonderful plot, is taken from Markus Zusak’s book of the same name.

Uncharted, 2015

Uncharted, 2015

Ukraine

The film introduces us to the story of the legendary female sniper. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Ukrainian who was born in Bila Tserkva in 1916, was named Hero of the Soviet Union. It is not just another war movie with a tough guy. But a movie where the main character is a woman. A smart, strong woman is able to carry a wounded man on her shoulders. At the same time, be vulnerable and fragile, dreaming of peace, quiet, and a child with her beloved.

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