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War of the Buttons ()

La guerre des boutons (original title)
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The school boys of two villages in France are fighting. Their trophy are the buttons they will snatch from the enemy. This fight will bring those kids to everlasting friendship...eventually.

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Jacques Dufilho ...
L'Aztec's father
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Lebrac's mother
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Bacaillé's father
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L'Aztec's mother
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Lebrac's father
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gérard Aubry ...
Un enfant de la bande à Lebrac (uncredited)
François Bazinsky ...
Un enfant de la bande à Lebrac (uncredited)
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Gaston (uncredited)
Claude Bourseiller ...
(uncredited)
François Boyer ...
The priest (uncredited)
Jacky Delory ...
Un enfant (uncredited)
Marie-Catherine Faburel ...
Marie-Tintin (uncredited)
Michel Isella ...
L'Aztec (uncredited)
Daniel Janneau ...
La Crique (uncredited)
Bernard Lambert ...
Un bucheron (uncredited)
François Lartigue ...
Grand Gibus (uncredited)
Martin Lartigue ...
Petit Gibus (uncredited)
Patrick Loiselet ...
Un lieutenant de Lebrac (uncredited)
Claude Meunier ...
Un enfant (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Queret ...
Bacaillé (uncredited)
Jean-Denis Robert ...
Un enfant de la bande à Lebrac (uncredited)
André Treton ...
Lebrac (uncredited)
Daniel Tuffier ...
Un enfant de la bande à Lebrac (uncredited)

Directed by

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Yves Robert

Written by

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Louis Pergaud ... (novel "La guerre des boutons")
 
François Boyer ... (adaptation and dialogue)
 
Yves Robert ... (adaptation) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Léon Carré ... producer
Danièle Delorme ... producer
Yves Robert ... producer

Music by

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José Berghmans

Cinematography by

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André Bac

Film Editing by

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Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

Editorial Department

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Janine Oudoul ... assistant editor (as J. Oudoul)
Andrée Werlin ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Pierre-Louis Thévenet

Production Management

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Léon Carré ... production manager
Michel Choquet ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Patricia Finaly ... third assistant director
Régis Forissier ... first assistant director
Jacques Trébouta ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Roger Joint ... assistant production designer

Sound Department

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Pierre-Louis Calvet ... sound (as Pierre Calvet)
Maurice Dagonneau ... assistant sound
Jacques Gérardot ... assistant sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Louis Balthazard ... key grip
Marcel Bouguereau ... still photographer
Jean Castagnier ... first assistant camera
Raymond Letouzey ... camera operator

Music Department

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Jean Casadesus ... musician: piano
René-Pierre Chouteau ... musical director
Marie-Joseph Chénier ... lyricist: song Le chant du départ
Étienne-Nicolas Méhul ... composer: song Le chant du départ

Script and Continuity Department

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Colette Crochot ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Jacqueline Choquet ... production secretary
Henry Dutrannoy ... administrator

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines tres funny, tres zesty, very unbuttoned See more »
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Also Known As
  • War of the Buttons (United States)
  • War of the Buttons (World-wide, English title)
  • Der Krieg der Knöpfe (Germany)
  • La guerra de los botones (Spain)
  • わんぱく戦争 (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia None of the child actors in this movie are listed in the credits. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #1.32 (1961). See more »

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