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War of the Buttons

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An army of youngsters prepare for battle in War of the Buttons
An army of youngsters prepare for battle in War of the Buttons
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Time Out says

Slim pickings from David Puttnam, reunited with Chariots of Fire screenwriter Colin Welland: this mildly diverting entertainment is a remake of Yves Robert's La Guerre des Boutons (1962). Transposed to County Cork, the film charts the feud between the pupils of neighbouring village schools, the Carricks and the Ballys. While the dispute's origins remain hazy, it soon escalates via public humiliation and private recrimination to 'all-out war', sticks and stones - and buttons - at the ready. Relatively unsentimental.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Roberts
  • Screenwriter:Colin Welland
  • Cast:
    • Gregg Fitzgerald
    • John Coffey
    • Paul Batt
    • Gerard Kearney
    • Eveanna Ryan
    • Frank Grimes
    • Declan Mulholland
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