La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War)

Director André Melançon
Year 1984
Run Time 92min
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
A group of kids on Christmas break decide to stage a mock war — the “war of the toques” — in the form of an epic, all-consuming snowball fight. The rules are simple: one team defends a snow fort, the other storms it. As the battle escalates and bad-blood between friends develops, a sudden tragedy teaches the children — and those watching — an invaluable lesson about the vanity of war.

This poignant and touching children's classic still resonates today as an affecting allegory about peace, as well as a celebration of snowy Canadian winters!


André Melançon


Roger Cantin, Danyèle Patenaude, André Melançon


Cédric Jourde, Marie-Pierre A. D'Amour, Julien Elie


Rock Demers, Nicole Robert


Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family


Arts and Culture, Classics

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Imavision Distribution