Are you in the mood for some fluffy, light-hearted-but-also-serious French cinema? Well today is your day! Here is the new trailer and poster for the upcoming war drama WAR OF THE BUTTONS, directed by Christophe Barratier (THE CHORUS).

Set during World War II, we focus on a small French village which houses two rival kid-gangs. However, when a pretty, young Jewish girl comes to stay, the rivals find it within themselves to settle their differences to defend their new friend. Starring newcomers Ilona Bachelier and Jean Texier as the young Violette and Lebrac (and Laetitia Casta and Guillaume Canet as the older couple) this bright, buoyant film seems to be a re-telling of the 1962 and 1994 versions, based around the same story.

Although I’m not a huge fan of this (or the cheesy, in-your-face poster), the 2012 version has been co-written and produced by Thomas Langmann, who received the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture as producer for THE ARTIST. This name-drop alone could pull in audience members, French and otherwise.

WAR OF THE BUTTONS, directed by Christophe Barratier, is due for a US release from 18th July 2012.

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Considering Jazmine grew up watching CARRY ON SCREAMING, THE LION KING and JURASSIC PARK on repeat for weeks on end, it made sense for her to study film at London South Bank University. It’s also a good thing that her course requires a lot of sitting down because she’s very accident-prone. When she’s not examining her bruises, she likes pretending that she doesn’t live in Southend-On-Sea and spends hours mindlessly blogging. Favourite films include BLUE VALENTINE, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and TOY STORY 2.