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The War of the Buttons (II)

The War of the Buttons (II)

A Feature film by Christophe Barratier

Produced by La Petite Reine - Reine Sales

Release in France : 21/09/2011


    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?

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    Executive Producer :

    La Petite Reine - Reine Sales

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

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    Moteur !

    Co-productions :

    Orange Studio, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Mars Films

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    Executive Producer :

    Thomas Langmann

    Adaptation :

    Philippe Lopes Curval

    Line Producer :

    Daniel Delume

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Poisson

    Production managers :

    Daniel Delume, François Hamel

    Editors :

    Yves Deschamps, Anne-Sophie Bion

    Production Designer :

    François Emmanuelli

    Casting :

    Valérie Espagne, Pascale Béraud

    Assistant director :

    Laure Monrréal

    Associate Producer :

    Emmanuel Montamat

    Screenwriters :

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

    Sound recordists :

    Daniel Sobrino, Édouard Morin, Olivier Walczak

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Continuity supervisor :

    Françoise Thouvenot

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Rombi

    Costume designer :

    Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 40 min

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