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War of the Buttons (2011)
"La nouvelle guerre des boutons" (original title)

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In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what's happening around him.

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Jean Texier ...
Clément Godefroy ...
Théophile Baquet ...
Louis Dussol ...
Harold Werner ...
Nathan Parent ...
Ilona Bachelier ...
Violette
Thomas Goldberg ...
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L'instituteur
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Marie Bunel ...
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Le père Bacaillé
Grégory Gatignol ...
Brochard
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In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what's happening around him.

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Rated PG-13 for language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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21 September 2011 (France)  »

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La nouvelle guerre des boutons  »

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$4,737 (USA) (12 October 2012)

Gross:

$45,602 (USA) (2 November 2012)
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useless and business, not a kid story!
20 October 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The book (Pergaud's novel 1913) is now part of the public domain, that's why there're two films this year about this story.

No very big interests, It's looks like mainly and only as a business movie.

Despite a good mechanic and good kid casting and pictures (with a little bit too much works with numeric computer); the story is far from the film "la guerre des boutons" (1962).

The background of the WW2 become most important than the war between the two villages. This background is here only for a most efficient drama of the story, because they don't know written and do simple and efficient story and make movie like, for example, the old one "la guerre des boutons"(1962). They forget something with the money's attractiveness: It's mainly a kids story not adults story! (They're a parallelism between kids and adults but adults have just adults place in the original one).

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