War of the Buttons (2011 film)
|War of the Buttons|
|La Nouvelle Guerre des boutons|
|Directed by||Christophe Barratier|
|Produced by||Thomas Langmann
|Screenplay by||Stéphane Keller
|Based on||War of the Buttons
by Louis Pergaud
|Music by||Philippe Rombi|
|Edited by||Anne-Sophie Bion
|Distributed by||Mars Films|
|Box office||$13.9 million|
The story takes place in March 1944 in a small French village. The children from the neighbouring villages of Longeverne and Velrans have been waging this merciless war as long as anyone can remember: the buttons of all the little prisoners' clothes are removed so that they head home almost naked, vanquished and humiliated. Consequently, this conflict is known as the "War of the Buttons." The village that collects the most buttons will be declared the winner. Meanwhile, Violette, a young Jewish girl, has caught the eye of Lebrac, the chief of the Longeverne kids.
- Laetitia Casta as Simone
- Guillaume Canet as the teacher
- Kad Merad as Father Lebrac
- Gérard Jugnot as Father Aztec
- Jean Texier as Lebrac
- Clément Godefroy as Petit (Little) Gibus
- Marc-Henri Wajnberg as Vladimir
- Théophile Baquet as Grand (Big) Gibus
- François Morel as Father Bacaillé
- Louis Dussol as Bacaillé
- Harold Werner as Crique
- Nathan Parent as Camus
- Ilona Bachelier as Violette
- Thomas Goldberg as the Aztec
The CD soundtrack composed by Philippe Rombi was released on Music Box Records label.
Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 26%, based on 23 reviews, with an average score of 4.8/10. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 40, based on 14 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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