For generations, two rival French villages, Longueverne and Velrans, have been at war. But this is no ordinary conflict, for the on-going hostilities are between two armies of young schoolboys. When he is beaten by his father for having lost his buttons, the leader of the Longueverne army, Lebrac, has an idea which will give his side the advantage: next time, he and his brave soldiers will go in battle without their clothes.
tres funny, tres zesty, very unbuttoned
Did You Know?
The gang of Lebrac and Petit Gibus sings the first section of the Le chant du départ after their victories. The composer José Berghmans uses the theme by Étienne-Nicolas Méhul
at one point in his music. See more
West German re-release (1984) was cut by ca. 6 minutes to secure a "Not under 6" rating. This re-release version was used for all subsequent home video releases. The uncut version was released as a bonus feature on the 2005 DVD release (with the missing scenes in French with German subtitles, despite the fact that the complete film was dubbed in 1962). See more
Referenced in The Hidden Fortress