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War of the Buttons

Release Date: October 12th, 2012

PG-13|1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
In World War II France, the leader (Jean Texier) of a children's gang falls for a Jewish girl, leading his gang and their rivals to consider putting aside their differences in order to protect her from the Nazis.

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Genres: Adventure, Historical drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • War of the Buttons deftly folds France's unsavory collusions into a rather more rousing tale of resistance. I don't doubt that some of these heroics happened. But the way they're framed conveniently takes the edge off saying sorry. show more

  • Moving without being melodramatic, War of the Buttons is a tale of the worst -- and the best -- that people of all ages are capable of. show more

  • To be fair, War of the Buttons is a film with a modest agenda. It does not attempt to provide a complete or even vaguely realistic depiction of the rural French resistance in the endgame to World War II. Instead, it provides a fable. show more

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