The War of the Buttons | 2012

Drama, Adaptation
In Nazi occupied France, two gangs of children from neighboring villages have a pretend war with each other.

Cast

... The Teacher

Actor

... Simone, the Haberdasher

Actor

... Lebrac's Father

Actor

... The Aztec's Father

Actor

... Bacaille's Father

Actor

... Lebrac's Mother

Actor

... Lebrac

Actor

... Little Hat

Actor

... Top Hat

Actor

... Bacaille

Actor

... The Cove

Actor

... Camus

Actor

Company

Canal Plus

Financier

La Petite Reine

Production Company

Logline Studios

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

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Synopsis

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.

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