War of the Buttons

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  • PG-13
Set in occupied WWII France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette (Ilona Bachelier), a young Jewish... read more
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Set in occupied WWII France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the "war" he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette (Ilona Bachelier), a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them.

Original Release

09/21/2011

US Release

10/12/2012

Cast

Guillaume Canet Paul, L'instituteur (the teacher) / L'instituteur
Laetitia Casta Simone
Jean Texier Lebrac
Ilona Bachelier Violette
Clement Godefroy Petit Gibus / Petit Bibus
Theophile Baquet Grand Gibus
Kad Merad Le père Lebrac / Père Lebrac
Gérard Jugnot Le père L'Aztec / Père l'Aztec
Marie Bunel La mère Lebrac / Mère Lebrac
Louis Dussol Bacaillé - Mayor's Kid / Bacaillé, mayor's kid
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Christophe Barratier

Writers

Stéphane Keller, Christophe Barratier, Thomas Langmann, Philippe Lopes-Curval, Louis Pergaud

Cast

Guillaume Canet Paul, L'instituteur (the teacher) / L'instituteur
Laetitia Casta Simone
Jean Texier Lebrac
Ilona Bachelier Violette
Clement Godefroy Petit Gibus / Petit Bibus
Theophile Baquet Grand Gibus
Kad Merad Le père Lebrac / Père Lebrac
Gérard Jugnot Le père L'Aztec / Père l'Aztec
Marie Bunel La mère Lebrac / Mère Lebrac
Louis Dussol Bacaillé - Mayor's Kid / Bacaillé, mayor's kid
Harold Werner La Crique - Smart Kid / La Crique, smart kid
Nathan Parent Camus
Thomas Goldberg L'Aztec
Grégory Gatignol Brochard
Anthony Decadi Chazal
Eric Naggar Le conservateur du musée
Thierry Nenez Le joueur de cartes
Thierry Liagre Le cafetier
Anne Gaydier La mère L'Aztec
Vincent Bowen Le prisonnier

Producers

Daniel Delume Executive Producer
Thomas Langmann Producer
Emmanuel Montamat Producer

Editors

Anne-Sophie Bion, Yves Deschamps

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