La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons)2012
La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons) (2012)
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as Petit Gibus
as Grand Gibus
as Simone, la mercière
as Père Lebrac
as Père L'Aztec
as Père Bacaillé
as Mère Lebrac
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Critic Reviews for La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons)
Although it's updated to World War II and alludes to the Holocaust, this golden-hued remembrance is about as horrific as "Hogan's Heroes."
Barratier can't seem to do anything with it other than keep raising the violence and anger.
The two threads aren't really woven together into the sort of tight, overarching theme that the film seems built to convey.
Though it's handled with little subtlety, the way the atmosphere of suspicion in Vichy France filters down to the kids is a smart slant on the material.
Seeing the French Resistance through the eyes of little kids yields a cutesy, simplistic and sentimental would-be fable in "War of the Buttons."
Audience Reviews for La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons)
In "War of the Buttons," boys will be boys. In this case, it is rural France and boys from one town wage a campaign against those from another town. What starts out with graffiti gets increasingly violent. In the meantime, there is a real war going on in 1944, with France being occupied by the Nazis. And Simone(Laetitia Casta) takes the opportunity to enroll her goddaughter Violette(Ilona Bachelier) at the local school. "War of the Buttons" is a movie that is somehow simultaneously cloying and heavy-handed.(And as a proud coward, I resent it whenever somebody is called out for their cowardice.) Throughout, the movie is resolutely sentimental about a trying time for many people. In this case, the characters seem very naive about what has been going on for the previous four years of occupation.
Hollywood hoakeyish remake of a really great 1990's film of the same name. I liked it. I thought that it was really sweet, and fun. Of course, I am a sucker for films revolving around children. But, I still think that it was well done...regardless of what the critics say.
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