WAR OF THE BUTTONS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE (The)
Director(s): Frédéric COMPAIN – Writer(s): Frédéric COMPAIN, Bertrand ROTHE Contact Print page
“The War of the Buttons” is a literary milestone for practically everyone in France and for many in Europe and even beyond. Some have read the novel in their childhood and many more saw one of the films made for cinema. Spectators identified with the protagonists Lebrac (leader of the gang of Longevernes and hero of the novel), La Crique or Gibus, because it felt like a hymn to freedom, an ode to childhood.
Our film will be “reading” the original story while meeting today’s children of Landresse, descendants of Lebrac and Gibus, Creek and Camus, not unlike those Louis Pergaud had depicted a century before, including a famous line from one of Pergaud’s characters: "And to think that when we grow up we may be as stupid as they are!”
AVAILABLE FOR SCREENING: for the moment, original French version only.