War of the Buttons / La nouvelle guerre des boutons

France / 2011 / 100 min


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. 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.

Director:  Christophe Barratier

Film producer, director and screenwriter. Born in 1963. His first film Les Choristes was nominated for the Academy Award and won two César Awards. His second feature Faubourg 36 was nominated for four César Awards. Producer of documentaries Le people migrateur (2001) and Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe (1996).

Cast: Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Merad, Gérard Jugnot, Marie Bunel

Producer: Thomas Langmann

Writers: Stéphane Keller, Christophe Barratier, Thomas Langmann, Philippe Lopes Curval

DOP: Jean Poisson

Editor: Yves Deschamps, Anne-Sophie Bion

Music by: Philippe Rombi


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FESTIVAL PALACE 15.07 15:30
Festival Center RODINA, Blue Hall 20.07 20:00

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