French movie – boys fight

I am looking for a French movie (probably mid 80’s) about two groups of schoolboys fighting each other, very similar to “War of the Buttons”, but not that movie. It is probably set in the 30’s, all the boys wear black capes. The movie is told from the point of view of one of them, named Francois, his opponent’s name is Augustin. That boy wanted to betray the group, but they found out, beat him and pulled his pants down. At one point one of them is punished at school – the teachers make him stand on his knees on a bench. The second part of the movie describes their adventures, when they are 17 years old and go to a concert in the opera, later they discuss it in class.

4 thoughts on “French movie – boys fight

    1. Thank you, but no, it’s a different plot. The street fights between two groups of boys are the central plot, and also there is a second part, where they are 17 years old.

  1. Le guerre de les boutons? Yes same title as the british version in French but different film but essentially the same story

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