The War of the Buttons (2012)

War of the Buttons
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Foreign, Period
Keywords children, novel, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
François Hamel Production Manager n/a 305 5000004
Jean Poisson Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yves Deschamps Editor n/a 172 7000001
Frank Mettre Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000003
Laure Monrreal Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Philippe Lopes-Curval Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Louis Pergaud Source Material (from novel: "La guerre des boutons") 120786 4000005
Daniel Delume Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Anne-Sophie Bion Editor n/a 172 7000002
Philippe Rombi Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Edouard Morin Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Olivier Walczak Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Dominique Segall Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Daniel Sobrino Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Francois Emmanuelli Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Valerie Espagne Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Christophe Barratier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Stéphane Keller Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Marie Bunel Actor Lebrac's Mother 1 1000006
Jean Texier Actor Lebrac 1 1000007
Clement Godefroy Actor Little Hat 1 1000008
Francois Morel Actor Bacaille's Father 1 1000005
Gérard Jugnot Actor The Aztec's Father 1 1000004
Laetitia Casta Actor Simone, the Haberdasher 1 1000002
Kad Merad Actor Lebrac's Father 1 1000003
Theophile Baquet Actor Top Hat 1 1000009
Louis Dussol Actor Bacaille 1 1000010
Christophe Barratier Director n/a 2 2000001
Thomas Langmann Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel Delume Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Thomas Goldberg Actor The Aztec 1 1000014
Ilona Bachelier Actor Violette 1 1000013
Harold Werner Actor The Cove 1 1000011
Nathan Parent Actor Camus 1 1000012
Guillaume Canet Actor The Teacher 1 1000001
While the world is shaken by the terrible events of WWII, another war is being played out in the French countryside. The children of neighboring villages Longeverne and Velran have always hated each other. Now their battle takes a new turn: prisoners will have the buttons of their clothes removed and return home almost naked, vanquished, humiliated. The 'War of the Buttons' has been declared and whichever village collects the most buttons will be declared the victor. Alongside this conflict, the children witness the effects of the war being waged by adults and the Nazis dragging families out of their homes. When a young Jewish girl is faced with exposure to the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her.