The War of the Buttons

Director Yann Samuell's adaptation of Louis Pergaud's classic 1912 novel about the rivalry between the children from two villages. Set in the South of France in the 1960s, against the distant backdrop of the Algerian War. A gang of boys, aged 7 to 14 led by the intrepid Lebrac are at war with the kids of the neighbouring township, their sworn enemies. In this uncompromising battle of honour and allegiances thats been kept alive for generations, humiliation is the most fearsome defeat and no tactic is too extreme  even if it necessitates fighting as naked as a worm or accepting the help offered by Lanterne - a girl! Shes the gangs new recruit, a tomboy full of panache and ingenuity, and it seems victory could now just be a stones throw away. But its not easy to wage war without getting caught by your parents...

Year: 2011
Genre: Comedy, French Cinema, Children's & Family Theatre
Country: France
Director: Yann Samuell
Starring: Alain Chabat, Mathilde Seigner, Eric Elmosnino, Fred Testot
Duration: 105 Minutes
Rating: PG - Low level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (France)



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