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War of the Buttons

14 October 2012 3:10 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Transplanted to 1944 Nazi-occupied France, Louis Pergaud’s 1912 Lord of the Flies-esque novel about a play war between the boys of two neighboring villages takes on metaphoric significance in this adaptation helmed by The ChorusChristophe Barratier. Classically styled with a sweeping score, dramatic crane shots and golden hues, War of the Buttons is adorable but sentimental, an earnest whitewash of a painful period during World War II. »

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War of the Buttons | Review

12 October 2012 9:45 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Life During Wartime: Barratier Schmaltifies Nazi Occupied France

France has made a considerable move to reclaim her literature, as not one but two French productions of Louis Pergaud’s 1912 novel, War of the Buttons, have been released this year. This brings the total number of filmed adaptations of the celebrated novel to five, with two original French versions (in 1937 and 1962), and the better known 1994 UK version from John Roberts previously standing as the definitive English speaking film version. However, thus far, the Us will only be privy to one of the new additions, that directed by Christophe Barratier, the man whose directorial debut, 2004’s The Chorus was nominated for Best Foreign film in Americaland (the other, from Yann Samuell, whose 2003 debut, the much celebrated Love Me If You Dare top lines Guillaume Canet, used in Barratier’s ensemble here, but has yet to receive distribution in the Us market »

- Nicholas Bell

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Rachel Ward to direct An Accidental Soldier for ABC TV

28 August 2012 1:49 AM, PDT | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

Rachel Ward is set to direct a new tele-movie for ABC TV. An Accidental Soldier, produced by Kylie du Fresne, producer of The Sapphires, and The Tree’s Sue Taylor, tells the story of a baker in the Anzac services corps who makes an extraordinary decision and finds an unexpected love. The film will star Ward’s husband and actor Bryan Brown as well as French actress Marie Bunel and Dan Spielman.

The announcement:

Straight off the back of a triumphant opening week, The Sapphires producer Kylie du Fresne (The Sapphires, Lockie Leonard) is creating another surprising, untold story of Australians at war for ABC TV. The telemovie An Accidental Soldier, which Kylie will produce with Sue Taylor (The Tree, 3 Acts of Murder) begins filming in Perth on Monday 3 September.

Director, Rachel Ward (The Straits, Rake, My Place, Beautiful Kate) has assembled a stellar international cast.  French actress Marie Bunel stars alongside Dan Spielman (Offspring, »

- Colin Delaney

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New ABC war drama An Accidental Soldier to begin shooting

27 August 2012 8:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The producer of recent Australian hit The Sapphires, Kylie du Fresne, is teaming up with Sue Taylor to tackle World War I dramatic telemovie An Accidental Soldier for ABC TV.

The story follows a baker in the ANZACs.and is described as .a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love that crosses language and cultures in a time of catastrophe,. according to ABC TV head of fiction Carole Sklan.

Production begins on September 3 in Perth, with director Rachel Ward and a screenplay adapted by Blake Ayshford (The Straits, Crownies) from the book Silent Parts by John Charalambous. The telemovie was developed and financed under the Primeime Television Production Fund between ScreenWest and ABC Television.

An Accidental Soldier should provide a boost to the Western Australian industry, according to ScreenWest boss Ian Booth.

.It will be filmed entirely in Western Australia providing Wa practitioners with an opportunity to work with an »

- Anthony Soegito

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Brand New Trailer And Poster For ‘War Of The Buttons’ (Beware: Photoshop Overload)

15 June 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Are you in the mood for some fluffy, light-hearted-but-also-serious French cinema? Well today is your day! Here is the new trailer and poster for the upcoming war drama War Of The Buttons, directed by Christophe Barratier (The Chorus).

Set during World War II, we focus on a small French village which houses two rival kid-gangs. However, when a pretty, young Jewish girl comes to stay, the rivals find it within themselves to settle their differences to defend their new friend. Starring newcomers Ilona Bachelier and Jean Texier as the young Violette and Lebrac (and Laetitia Casta and Guillaume Canet as the older couple) this bright, buoyant film seems to be a re-telling of the 1962 and 1994 versions, based around the same story.

Although I’m not a huge fan of this (or the cheesy, in-your-face poster), the 2012 version has been co-written and produced by Thomas Langmann, who received the 2012 Academy Award »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Laetitia Casta leads the 'War of the Buttons' in new trailer for French WWII drama

9 June 2012 12:29 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet ("Tell No One") and a group of young'uns face down the German army in the upcoming WWII drama "War of the Buttons." The Weinstein Company just released brand new trailer (above) for the film from Christophe Barratier, the director of the Oscar-nominated "The Chorus" (2004). In Nazi-occupied France, two rival gangs of kids from neighboring villages wage a pretend war on one another while their own country is torn asunder by a real war right outside their doorstep. It's based on a 1912 French novel by Louis Pergaud that has been adapted for the big screen several times »

- Dave Lewis

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War of the Buttons Trailer

9 June 2012 10:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for War of the Buttons, arriving in theaters July 18. Jean Texier stars as young Lebrac, a French boy who falls for a Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Take a look at this period drama.

War Of The Buttons - Trailer

Set in occupied WWII France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette (Ilona Bachelier), a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them. Directed by Academy Award nominee Christophe Barratier (The Chorus) War of the Buttons features model/actress Laetitia Casta (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, »

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Weekly Release Date Change Summary - Thor 2, Lone Ranger, War Of The Buttons and more

7 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Summarizing the weekly release date changes, let's start with the two biggest ones. First up, Disney and Marvel's "Thor 2" moved from November 15th, up by one week to November 8, 2013, under the helm of Alan Taylor. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the God of Thunder, as does Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and others including Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Jamie Alexander, Josh Dallas and Tadanobu Asano. Also changing dates from Disney is Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter starrer "The Lone Ranger" which now opens on July 3, 2013 as opposed to May 31st, a bummer for fans who will have to wait another month and a half for the Gore Verbinski film. Weinstein Co gives a first release date of July 18th this year in limited venues to their French film "War of the Buttons" *(a.k.a. " La nouvelle guerre des boutons »

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Weekly Release Date Change Summary - Thor 2, Lone Ranger, War Of The Buttons and more

7 June 2012 12:01 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Summarizing the weekly release date changes, let's start with the two biggest ones. First up, Disney and Marvel's "Thor 2" moved from November 15th, up by one week to November 8, 2013, under the helm of Alan Taylor. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the God of Thunder, as does Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and others including Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Jamie Alexander, Josh Dallas and Tadanobu Asano. Also changing dates from Disney is Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter starrer "The Lone Ranger" which now opens on July 3, 2013 as opposed to May 31st, a bummer for fans who will have to wait another month and a half for the Gore Verbinski film. Weinstein Co gives a first release date of July 18th this year in limited venues to their French film "War of the Buttons" *(a.k.a. " La nouvelle guerre des boutons »

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