War of the Buttons 2012 PG-13 CC

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From the producer of the Academy Award-Winning THE ARTIST. A pre-teen rebel in WWII-occupied France unites a group of kids to protect a young Jewish girl from Nazis.

Starring:
Jean Texier, Clément Godefroy
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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War of the Buttons

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, International, Kids & Family
Director Christophe Barratier
Starring Jean Texier, Clément Godefroy
Supporting actors Théophile Baquet, Louis Dussol, Harold Werner, Nathan Parent, Ilona Bachelier, Thomas Goldberg, Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Merad, Gérard Jugnot, Marie Bunel, François Morel, Grégory Gatignol, Anthony Decadi, Eric Naggar, Thierry Nenez, Thierry Liagre, Anne Gaydier
Studio The Weinstein Company
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

I watched it with friends and we all enjoyed it very much!
Tammy Wallace
The period clothing is perfect and none of the children had ever acted before which is very surprising by their performance.
De witte leeuw.
Not a bad movie but not what I thought that I had ordered.
William McNally

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By De witte leeuw. on October 7, 2013
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There was an older film of this same title, but it dealt with Irish schoolboys and had much the same plot. But this one I think is better because it shows a side of the World War (1939-1945) from a child's point of view. Also, the title in French translates to "The New War of the Buttons," possibly from the fact of the previous film of the same name. As foreign language films go, this one has English subtitles that actually give you enough time to read them. My French is cursory at best, but I did detect the English translations to be slightly off, adding more words than were actually spoken but still maintaining the gist of the conversation. The period clothing is perfect and none of the children had ever acted before which is very surprising by their performance. Some of the scenes of the French countryside are breathtaking. This is a very delightful film and highly recommend for those who are weary of war movies bathed in blood and gore. Imdb website gave it only 5 stars, but I'd give it a 7.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Promise on January 18, 2014
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I loved this film and was amazed when I came to this site to see that so few people had seen it, and that it actually got some bad reviews. This is one of the best films I've seen in a long time. The story is wonderful, and is based on true accounts of real people. The setting in rural France is beautiful and the cast is perfect. Best of all are the child actors! Your heart will be warmed as you watch this terrific film! (Don't be afraid to watch something in French---there are English subtitles---It's well worth it!)
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It is not often that one can recommend a drama about World War II that ne can recommend for middle school students as well as older teens and adults. While there are many documentaries suitable for 12-14 year-olds on this subject--and especially a subject that touches on the Holocaust--there are few dramas that can provide both thoughtful insight as well as an interesting plot. This feature film is a good way to introduce the subject of "empathy" as well as "resistance". There is one warning, however, The two gangs of boys who wage their own kind of "war" shout insults at each other--with some insults referring to a male anatomical member. Although I would not have minded my own young teens hearing those epithets, some parents might have second thoughts about the curse words. The fact that the French is translated in very visible subtitles emphasizes the words. BUt if this is not a worry to you...I highly recommend this remake of an earlier French film.
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By Tammy Wallace on February 21, 2014
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This was an excellent movie. Very well done. I watched it with friends and we all enjoyed it very much!
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A really emotionally pandering tv remake of an already-classic flick. Skip this one unless you're really into french melodramatic remakes.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Pickard on October 14, 2013
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Its not as good as the Irish version, in fact it is like a different story. The only thing that is anything like the Irish film is that they cut buttons off the rival gang's clothes.
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