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War of the Buttons

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Original title
War of the Buttons
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Colin Welland (Novel: Louis Pergaud)
Music
Rachel Portman
Cinematography
Bruno de Keyzer
Cast
Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-France-Japan;
Genre
Adventure | Remake. Childhood
Movie Groups
Louis Pergaud Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, throwing stones and cutting off their opponents buttons etc. And sometimes they go to battle completely naked and exposed. In one such scene about 30 boys return from a battle to celebrate victory at a barn-house only to find some girls waiting for them and they get very embarrassed at losing their privacy.
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