Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

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Stéphane Keller (scenario), Christophe Barratier (scenario) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Texier Jean Texier ... Lebrac
Ilona Bachelier ... Violette
Clément Godefroy ... Petit Gibus
Théophile Baquet Théophile Baquet ... Grand Gibus
Louis Dussol Louis Dussol ... Bacaillé - Mayor's Kid
Harold Werner Harold Werner ... La Crique - Smart Kid
Nathan Parent ... Camus
Thomas Goldberg Thomas Goldberg ... L'Aztec
Laetitia Casta ... Simone
Guillaume Canet ... Paul, L'instituteur (the teacher)
Kad Merad ... Le père Lebrac
Gérard Jugnot ... Le père L'Aztec
Marie Bunel ... La mère Lebrac
François Morel ... Le père Bacaillé, Mayor
Grégory Gatignol Grégory Gatignol ... Brochard
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Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

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The French Resistance came in all shapes and sizes.

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Adventure | Family

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Rated PG-13 for language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Many actors are recycled from "les Choristes", a movie from the same director. Some nods are present (the song "Maréchal", etc). See more »

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Version of War of the Buttons (1994) See more »

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Donn'moi d'quoi qu't'as
Music by Raymond Legrand
Lyrics by Henry Laverne
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useless and business, not a kid story!
20 October 2013 | by JeliosjeliosSee 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az újabb gombháború See more »

Filming Locations:

Auvergne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,737, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$47,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,082,409
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2.35 : 1
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