Strategic Marketing Group has released a soundtrack album for the new movie adaptation of War of the Buttons (La guerre des boutons). The album includes the original score by composer Klaus Badelt, which was recorded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra. The soundtrack is currently only available in France, but a domestic release is expected in the near future. To listen to audio clips from the score, check out the French Amazon site. La guerre des boutons is directed by Yann Samuell (Love Me if You Dare, My Sassy Girl) and produced by Matthew Gledhill. The movie tells the classic story of the battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside. The film was released in France last month. No domestic release date has been announced so far.

Philippe Rombi has also recently scored another version of War of the Buttons entitled La nouvelle guerre des boutons. The movie is directed by Christophe Barratier (The Chorus, Paris 36) and stars Laeticia Casta, Kad Merad, Guillame Canet and Gerard Jugnot. A soundtrack album featuring Rombi’s score is scheduled to be released in France later this month according to several French music stores, but no details have been announced so far. The learn more about this adaptation, visit the official French movie website.