Watch: Official Trailer for French WWII Charmer 'War of the Buttons'

June 8, 2012
Source: Apple

War of the Buttons Trailer

"They would fight for each other… like never before." The Weinstein Company has unveiled an official US trailer today for the French WWII drama War of the Buttons, kind of a family adventure about two rival gangs of kids in two French villages. The cast features a few names you may recognize, including Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet and Kad Merad, but is mostly made up of newcomers and young locals. That said, this looks quite fun, to be honest, some good French cinema. It almost reminds me of Son of Rambow, but the voiceover and music they chose hams it up and makes it play a little too uplifting. Watch anyway!

Here's the official US trailer for Christophe Barratier's War of the Buttons, in high def from Apple:

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. Directed by Christophe Barratier (Les Chorus) Buttons features Laetitia Casta and Guillaume Canet. This was produced and co-written by Thomas Langmann (The Artist). This opened in France last year, but The Weinstein Company will be releasing in the US starting July 18th this summer.

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  • Mcdevittbrian
    it can't be better than the classic irish adaptation!
    • locustfurnace
       and that's a FACT!
  • I liked the kid in the button costume.
  • Josh
    ya that narrator.... umm... did not fit
    • Phantom1991
      I totally agree. Could he have been more shmaltzy?
  • This is actually a remake. The original is a classic Movie from 1962. It's one of these movies that every french movie enthusiast can quote by heart. :-) 
  • Amanda
    Looks exactly like the irish film 'War of the Buttons.'




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