Hey, remember Laetitia Casta? You probably wouldn’t if you lived in my house growing up, where an entire generation’s worth of Victoria’s Secret catalogs mysteriously disappeared into my private collection. GO AWAY, MOM! I’M STUDYING! The breasty Frenchwoman, who’s somehow only 34, is still around, and she stars in the latest film from director Christophe Barratier, War of the Buttons, starring Guillaume Canet, being released by The Weinstein Company, who just put out a trailer, which you can watch below. Sadly, the title does not seem to refer to Laetitia’s sweater.
Sweet Jesus. That score. That voiceover. That holocaust setting. The kids-playing-adults plot. The constant Spielberg-face shots. I already thought Weinstein was becoming a studio that makes unintentional parodies of Oscar movies after The King’s Speech and The Iron Lady (The horror… the horror…), but this could be their movie-est movie yet.
In Nazi-occupied France, two rival gangs of kids from neighboring villages wage a pretend war on one another while their own country is torn asunder by a real war right outside their doorstep. It’s based on a 1912 French novel by Louis Pergaud that has been adapted for the big screen several times before. [Hitfix]
WOOF. I blacked out after the fourth or fifth string swell. What happened? Did anyone find love in the most unexpected of places?