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The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)

La guerre des tuques (original title)
During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie.

Director:

André Mélançon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cédric Jourde ... Luc Chicoine
Marie-Pierre A. D'Amour ... Sophie Tremblay
Julien Elie ... Pierre
Minh Vu Duc ... François 'Les Lunettes'
Maryse Cartwright ... Lucie Tremblay
Luc Boucher ... Ti-Jacques
Natalie Gagnon Natalie Gagnon ... France
Olivier Monette Olivier Monette ... Jean-Louis Lapierre
Mario Monette ... Leroux
Gilbert Monette ... Leroux
Patrick St-Pierre ... Daniel Blanchette (as Patrick Periz)
Mathieu Savard ... Ti-Guy La Lune
Jean-François Leblanc ... Chabot
Steve Savage Steve Savage ... Maranda
Carlos Da Costa Carlos Da Costa ... Lagace
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Storyline

During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups, build a huge snow fort, and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The youthful rivalry opens up linger tension among some group members, and helps members see each other differently than they had before. This is particularly true for the leaders of the two groups, Luc and Sophie, who find themselves torn between admiring each other from a distance, yet leading their own group to victory.

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War, peace, love and honor...in the world of children

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Followed by The Hidden Fortress (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

L'amour a pris son temps
Lyrics by Roger Léger & Danièle Faubert
Music by Germain Gauthier
Sung by Nathalie Simard
Produced and published by Les Productions La Fête Inc.
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A great, timeless family film
7 January 2008 | by Vamps76See all my reviews

One of the more successful movies in Quebec filmmakers' "Contes pour tous" (Tales for All) line of films, La Guerre Des Tuques is a simple story about kids who form 2 groups that will engage in snowball fights during the Christmas holidays.

Having seen this film recently for the first time since I was a kid, I was amazed at how it hasn't lost any of its appeal after all these years. Adults watching this will get a warm case of nostalgia (as well as some good laughs) and kids will be treated to a tale of friendship, loss and peace all while having a great time. I would say the main theme here is youthful innocence coming to a head with the realities of life.

I recommend this film to anyone. They don't make em' like this anymore.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dog Who Stopped the War See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,340,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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