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Based on an astonishing true story, "In the Name of My Daughter" begins in 1976 with the fashionable Renée expertly managing the Palais de la Mediterranée casino in Nice. Trouble arrives as divorcee daughter Agnès, back from Africa, succumbs to a passionate obsession with Maurice, Renée's womanizing legal assistant. He's conspiring with the Mafia's devious scheme to control Renée's casino.

Published in Film Reviews
Friday, 02 November 2012 00:00

Children clash in ‘War of the Buttons’

In French writer/director Christophe Barratier’s “War of the Buttons,” we find ourselves, spring 1944, in a relatively isolated French village. The Nazis have a dominant presence but remain secondary to the turf wars of two groups of boys. Their battles’ spoils consist of buttons and shoelaces, leaving the vanquished with pants falling down and shirts flapping.

Published in Film Reviews

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