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English Titles W

War of the Buttons, The

Original title: Nouvelle Guerre des boutons, La
German title: Krieg der Knöpfe
France, 2011

Director: Barratier, Christophe
Production company: La Petite Reine - Reine Sales
Co-producers: Studio 37, TF1 Films Production
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
March 1944. While the planet is shaken by World War Two, in a quiet corner of the French countryside, a war between kids is going on... The children from the neighboring villages of Longeverne and Velrans have been waging this merciless war as long as anyone can remember. But this time, their war will take an unexpected turn: the buttons of all the little prisoners' clothes are removed so that they head home almost naked, vanquished and humiliated. This conflict henceforth has a name: the "War of the Buttons." The village that collects the most buttons will be declared the winner. Meanwhile, Violette, a young Jewish girl, has caught the eye of Lebrac, the chief of the Longeverne kids. Will Violette's true origins be discovered and denounced?

Festivals:
Rome 2011, Seattle 2012, Buster Copenhagen 2012 (awarded), Juniorfest Plzen 2012, Cinekid Amsterdam 2012, Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Brugge 2013 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Wild Bunch (F)

Sold to:
Mars (F)
DCM (ex-Delphi, DE)
Belgafilms (B)