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War of the Buttons (1962)
"La guerre des boutons" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  18 April 1962 (France)
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Credited cast:
Jacques Dufilho ...
Yvette Etiévant ...
Michel Galabru ...
Bacaillé's father
Michèle Méritz ...
Jean Richard ...
Pierre Tchernia ...
Bédouin
Pierre Trabaud ...
School teacher
Claude Confortès ...
Nestor the postman
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Touegueule
Henri Labussière ...
A countryman
Yves Peneau ...
Le préfet des études / The prefect
Robert Rollis ...
Le père de 'Migue la Lune' / Migue la lune's father
Louisette Rousseau ...
Bacaillé's mother
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Christophe Bourseiller ...
Gaston
Claude Bourseiller
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A master piece! The best French movie ever!
24 March 2001 | by (Cambridge, UK) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this film when I was little. My sister and I actually destroyed the tape because of two much use. Some may say that it's only for children, but it's also an obvious and delightful allegory of the two World Wars. Of course, if you're not fluent in French, it doesn't really worth watching it, because everything is in the lines. It's a wonderful tribute to French people, French countryside life, French nation in general. The children are giving great performances, being touching, cute and above all realistic!!! Just watch it and enjoy! Vive la France!


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