From the furtive imagination of writer/director Yann Samuell, comes the smash-hit adaptation of Louis Pergauds classic 1912 novel about the rivalry between children from two villages.
A gang of boys, aged 7 to 14 led by the intrepid Lebrac (Vincent Bras) are at war with the kids of the neighbouring township, their sworn enemies. In this uncompromising battle of honour and allegiances that is been kept alive for generations, humiliation is the most fearsome defeat and no tactic is too extreme even if it necessitates fighting naked or accepting the help offered by Lanterne (Salome Lemire) a girl! She is the gangs new recruit, a tomboy full of panache and ingenuity and it seems victory could now just be a skipping stones throw away. But it is not easy to wage war without getting caught by your parents...
A huge success at the French box office in late 2011 with over 1.5 million admissions, The War of the Buttons is a cheeky family comedy about integration, independence and innocence, about conflicts big and small and growing up.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.