The War of the Buttons

The War of the Buttons

The War of the Buttons

Family comedy-drama about a neighbourhood war between two bands of kids, set in 1960s southern France. Based on Louis Pergaud's acclaimed novel. More

"A gang of boys, aged 7 to 14 led by the intrepid Lebrac (Vincent Bres) are at war with the kids of the neighbouring township, their sworn enemies. In this uncompromising battle of honour and allegiances that’s 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 (Salome Lemire) – a girl! She’s the gang’s new recruit, a tomboy full of panache and ingenuity – and it seems victory could now just be a skipping stone’s through away. But it’s not easy to wage war without getting caught by your parents…" (French Film Festival 2012)

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2011104 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaKids & FamilyWorld Cinema
Director:
Yann Samuell ('Love Me If You Dare', 'My Sassy Girl', 'With Love... from the Age of Reason')
Writer:
Yann Samuell
Cast:
Eric ElmosninoMathilde SeignerFred TestotAlain ChabatVincent BresSalomé Lemire

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