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War of the Buttons (2011)

La nouvelle guerre des boutons (original title)
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Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

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Stéphane Keller (scenario), Christophe Barratier (scenario) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Texier Jean Texier ... Lebrac
Ilona Bachelier ... Violette
Clément Godefroy ... Petit Gibus
Théophile Baquet Théophile Baquet ... Grand Gibus
Louis Dussol Louis Dussol ... Bacaillé - Mayor's Kid
Harold Werner Harold Werner ... La Crique - Smart Kid
Nathan Parent Nathan Parent ... Camus
Thomas Goldberg Thomas Goldberg ... L'Aztec
Laetitia Casta ... Simone
Guillaume Canet ... Paul, L'instituteur (the teacher)
Kad Merad ... Le père Lebrac
Gérard Jugnot ... Le père L'Aztec
Marie Bunel ... La mère Lebrac
François Morel ... Le père Bacaillé, Mayor
Grégory Gatignol Grégory Gatignol ... Brochard
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Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

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The French Resistance came in all shapes and sizes.

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Rated PG-13 for language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az újabb gombháború See more »

Filming Locations:

Auvergne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,737, 14 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,602, 4 November 2012
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Version of La guerre des gosses (1936) See more »

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22 September 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

different by novel. first - for intentions. because it is a war film. with the tension and shadows who define this genre. but it has the sin to not be the most convincing war film. but this remains only a detail. because the surprise is the status of secondary character of the original game. against good work of children actors. against the possibilities of a fascinating answer to The boys from Pal street. and this is the source of disappointment - a confuse message, reflecting, as premises, all. the universe of adults, the world of children, Laetitia Casta and Guillame Cannet as the impossible couple, the not real convincing facts, gestures and dialogues, the desire of return to the book as consolation for a too ambitious adaptation of it.


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