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DVD Release: War of the Buttons (2011)

26 July 2013 5:47 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013

Price: DVD $24.98

Studio: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

A battle royale is brewing in War of the Buttons.

Based on Louis Pergaud’s best-selling 1912 novel, La Guerre des boutons, the French family adventure film War of the Buttons stars actor/filmmaker Guillaume Canet (Love Me If You Dare), Laetitia Casta (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life), Kad Merad (Welcome to the Sticks) and newcomers Jean Texler and Ilona Bachelier.

Set in France during World War II, War of the Buttons tells the tale of two rival groups of kids from neighboring villages.  Pre-teen rebel Lebrac (Texier) leads a spirited group of kids in a pint-sized “war” where the victory comes from capturing the enemies’ buttons, belts, and laces – forcing them to return home ragged to face their mothers’ reprimand.  When Violette (Bachelier), a young Jewish girl, comes to town to hide from the Nazis, Lebrac befriends her and »

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