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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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Gaston
Claude Bourseiller
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Unforgettable movie: kids games
27 July 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This unforgettable movie about poor, rural French kids who battle each other as representatives for the "republic" or for the "monarchy" in the woods after school. The loser has his buttons knifed off by the winner; since the loser has only 1 pair of trousers he must ask his mama to sew on his buttons.... This "simple" outcome has stuck with d me for 20 years--this great simple film that explores how children unwittingly play out their parents' point of view and how that affects their developing identity. It is wondrously un-American: it's not about individuality triumphing over; it is a view of a world that America has never filmed or explored: one where poor people have character but are condemned to repeat unwinnable battles of the past.


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