No stones in slingshots. No skirmishes too late in the day. They’re rules of war for the youngsters of two neighbouring Irish villages. And here’s another rule: if you spit shake on something, you better follow through.
Kids will be kids; but sometimes they, in their own fanciful ways, will be adults. “What’s unique and marvellous about War of the Buttons,” says Oscar® -winning Chariots of Fire screenwriter Colin Welland, “is that it’s not an adult’s view of childhood at all, but a child’s view of adulthood.”