Set in rural occupied France during World War II, 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. Directed by Academy Award nominee Christophe Barratier (The Chorus, Paris 36), War of the Buttons features model/actress Laetitia Casta (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, Arbitrage), actor/filmmaker Guillaume Canet (Farewell, Tell No One) and The Well-Digger's Daughter star Kad Merad. The film is produced and co-written by Thomas Langmann (Academy Award winner for The Artist). Based on the beloved 1912 novel by Louis Pergaud. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Christophe Barratier

Cast:

Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Merad, Gérard Jugnot, Jean Texier, Ilona Bachelier, Clément Godefroy, Théophile Baquet, Louis Dussol, Harold Werner, Nathan Parent

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

1hr 30mins

Release Year:

2011

Country Of Origin:

France