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War of the Buttons ()

La guerre des boutons (original title)
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In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other. Their war is a tradition that passes from father to... See more »

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Maître Merlin
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La mère de Lebrac
Fred Testot ...
Le père Simon
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Maître Labru
Vincent Bres ...
William Lebrac
Salomé Lemire ...
Lanterne
Théo Bertrand ...
L'Aztec
Tristan Vichard ...
Tigibus
Tom Terrail ...
Grandgibus
Louis Lefèbvre ...
Camus
Victor Le Blond ...
Bacaillé
Arthur Garnier ...
Lacrique
June Maître ...
Octavie
Paloma Lebeaut ...
La petite soeur de Lebrac
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Papier mâché
Antonio Tavarez ...
Migue la lune
Matéo Faye ...
Le verlan prisonnier
Christian Hecq ...
Zéphirin (as Christian Hec de la Comédie-Française)
Aristide Demonico ...
Le maraîcher
Emmanuelle Grönvold ...
L'inspectrice
Sabine Heraud ...
La mère de l'Aztec
Arno Feffer ...
Le père Lanterne
Bastien Bouillon ...
Tintin
Pascal Durozier ...
Le forain
Frédéric Sauzay ...
Le voisin Lebrac
Alexandra Courquet ...
La fiancée de Merlin
Ornella Marduel ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Tristan Bernard ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Maxime Buisson ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Erwan Chauvel ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Arthur Chivaleck ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Arthur Coly ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Maxime Eymery ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Loïc Faurieux ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Malo Gledhill ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Mattéo Godard ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Louis-Victor Hamon ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Maxime Leture ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Ethan Miaut ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Pierre Normand ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Théo Paziot ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Timothée Rouffy ...
Membre de la bande des Longevernes
Arthur Brugeaud ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Mattéo Buranello ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Antoine Dijoux ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Léo Faure ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Japhet Fély ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Enzo Goutoule ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Joris Lagarde ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Victor Lallement ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Tim Linglin ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Jules Pouget ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Jules Reppert ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Hugo Rocard ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Enzo Romain ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Tom-Hubert Tournois ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Théo Touzalin ...
Membre de la bande des Velrans
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pascal Tréguy ...
Head Animal Trainer

Directed by

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Yann Samuell

Written by

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Louis Pergaud ... (novel)
 
Yann Samuell ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jeremy Burdek ... co-producer
Marc Du Pontavice ... producer
Matthew Gledhill ... producer
Nadia Khamlichi ... co-producer
Didier Lupfer ... associate producer
Adrian Politowski ... co-producer
Gilles Waterkeyn ... co-producer

Music by

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Klaus Badelt

Cinematography by

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Julien Hirsch

Film Editing by

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Sylvie Landra

Editorial Department

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Marco Goncalves ... second assistant editor
Soline Guyonneau ... trailer/teaser editor
Clément Guégan ... digital conformation
Marine Lepoutre ... colorist
David Magalhaes ... hd telecine dailies colorist
Laurent Pelé-Piovani ... first assistant editor (as Laurent Pelé)

Casting By

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Stéphane Batut
Julie David ... (casting children)

Makeup Department

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Véronique Boslé ... hair stylist (as Veronique Bosle)
Valerie Thery-Hamel ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Virginie Berrachi ... assistant production manager
Pascal Bonnet ... production manager
Pierre Bonnet ... assistant unit manager
Matthieu Constans ... location manager
Christina Crassaris ... post-production supervisor
Valentin Dignac ... assistant unit manager
Guillaume Fafin ... production trainee
Vincent Foulon ... assistant unit manager
Bertrand Girard ... unit manager
Marie Giustinati ... assistant post-production manager
Nicolas Harouet ... assistant unit manager
Sebastien Raynaud ... assistant unit manager
Raphaël Santarelli ... assistant unit manager (as Raphael Richard)
Heloise Valageas ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marianne Capian ... location assistant director
Amour Rawyler ... child coach

Art Department

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Charlie Cantraine ... set dresser
Marc Flouquet ... first assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Marie Averty ... sound assistant
Niels Barletta ... sound mastering engineer
Romain Cadilhac ... dialogue editor / second boom operator
Nicolas Cantin ... sound mixer
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Jérôme Chenevoy ... boom operator
Vincent Cosson ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Roland Duboué ... additional sound editor
Marie Giustinati ... assistant foley recordist
Olivier Goinard ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Johann Gretke ... second sound assistant
Adrien Guillemot ... sound mix re-recording assistant
Juliette Heintz ... assistant sound editor
Dino Herrmann ... music mix engineer
Cyril Holtz ... re-recording mixer
Alexis Jung ... sound editor
Gildas Mercier ... foley mixer
Alexis Place ... sound editor
Franck Tassel ... foley artist
Damien Tronchot ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Christophe Ballu ... special effects assistant
Sefian Benssalem ... special effects technician
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Laurent Brett ... title designer
Clare Cheetham ... visual effects producer: uFX (as Clare Heneghan)
Jonathan Cheetham ... visual effects supervisor: uFX
Marc Henry de Frahan ... business manager: uFX
Bert Deruyck ... visual effects artist: uFX
Dave Goodbourn ... technical supervisor: uFX
Megan Guy ... visual effects coordinator: uFX
James Rose ... visual effects artist: uFX

Stunts

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Franck Allard ... stunts
Jean-Louis Bonnet ... stunts
Dominique Fouassier ... stunt coordinator
Sébastien Fouassier ... stunts
Stéphane Orsolani ... stunts
Yann Tremblay ... stunts
Daniel Vérité ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Olivier Abelé ... electrician
Raphael André ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (specific segments) / second assistant camera
Jean-Christophe Beauvallet ... camera operator: "b" camera / first assistant camera
Raphael Besson ... electrician
Arnaud Borrel ... still photographer
Nicolas Desaintquentin ... additional first assistant camera
Jean-Marc Dupuy ... key grip
Christophe Duroyaume ... gaffer
Antoine Gueugneau ... additional camera operator
Olivier Haie ... electrician
Romain Marcel ... camera loader / first assistant camera: "b" camera
Benjamin Miranda ... additional grip
Laurent Pouchard ... grip
Charles Sire ... assistant camera
Fabien Veillas ... grip

Casting Department

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Geneviève Acien ... extras casting
Liv Charpentier ... casting assistant
Fanny De Donceel ... casting assistant
Catherine Deserbais ... extras casting
Peggy Pasquerault ... casting: children
Pierre Samolany ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Catherine Boisgontier ... assistant costume designer
Camille Champenois ... costume assistant
Caroline de Tugny ... patina & tint
Elsa Gies ... costumer
Anne-Sophie Gledhill ... costumer
Anaïs Grandjean ... couturier
Camille Joste ... costumer
Emmanuelle Pastre ... wardrobe
Sophie Rassat ... wardrobe
Coralie Sanvoisin ... costumer
Alphonsine Mireille Toudonou ... ager dyer

Location Management

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Marianne Capian ... location scout
Florence Gatineau-Saillant ... location scouting
Lionel Guerrini ... location scout
Anne-Marie Lefèvre ... location scout

Music Department

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Jean-Pierre Arquié ... music editor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie) / music supervisor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
L'Orchestre Symphonique Bel Arte ... orchestra: double bass
Benjamin Caillaud ... music editor
Christopher Carmichael ... composer: additional music
Guillaume Clément ... assistant composer agent
Les Ptits Chanteurs de Bruyoll ... choir
Simone de Leuw ... score production manager
Remi Durel ... music editor
Alexandre Hecker ... music editor
Jake Jackson ... score engineer & mixer
Aled Jenkins ... assistant engineer
Stephen Lukach ... music intern
Alain Menard ... flutes
David Menke ... logic operator
Eric Merlier ... choir director
Nicolas Montazaud ... percussion
Stéphane Reichart ... enregistrée et mixée
Daniel Rojas ... music arranger / musician: guitars, mandolin, ukulele / score technical advisor
Philippe Rombi ... conductor / orchestrator / piano solo

Other crew

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Maéva Buisse ... production coordinator: Belgium
Romain Dautrey ... production assistant: Belgium
Karine de Haynin ... press attache
Pauline Ducoulombier ... coordination supervisor: children
Anne-Sophie Guiraud ... coordinator: children
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx ... legal advisor: Belgium
Martin Metz ... production executive
Maryline Monniot ... production administration assistant
Paul Onteniente ... production administrator
Sophie Onteniente ... production assistant
Iwona Sellers ... production executive
Bastien Sirodot ... production executive
Pascal Tréguy ... head animal trainer
Julie Vasconi ... script supervisor
Anne Berger ... production support executive (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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  • uFX (visual effects)

Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other. Their war is a tradition that passes from father to son and without a motive but the rivalry between the peasants. During the Second World War, the Longeverne boys are led by the intelligent William Lebrac, who has been the backer of his family since his father died, while the Velrans are led by the wicked Aztec. The boys are frequently fighting with their wooden swords, throwing rotten fruits or building traps in the woods expecting to remove the buttons from the enemies' clothes. But Lebrac is coming of age and he has a crush on the girl Lanterne while his teacher Merlin offers the chance for him to have a better study in another village. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines 1940s The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside. See more »
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Also Known As
  • War of the Buttons (World-wide, English title)
  • War of the Buttons (United States)
  • Der Krieg der Knöpfe (Germany)
  • Dügmelerin Savasi (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Войната на копчетата (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 109 min
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Trivia Yann Samuell's treatment was pitched at Cannes in May 2010, generating an enormous amount of enthusiasm. Other projects bearing the same title surfaced in October of the same year. See more »
Goofs When Lanterne leads the group through the village, a satellite dish is clearly visible on a roof behind the well in the village center. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). See more »
Soundtracks Jenny Jenny See more »
Crazy Credits A series of blackboard-style animations depicting 'la guerre des boutons' appears during the credits. See more »

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