The 317th Platoon

TitleThe 317th Platoon
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsSchoendoerffer, Pierre
Running Time100 minutes
Date Released1965
DistributorRank
CountryFrance
Publication Languagefrench, vietnamese
Abstract

This film offers a close examination of French and Laotian soldiers near the end of First Indochina War. A platoon retreats to Dien Bien Phu to provide reinforcements, but it faces a dangerous trek through the jungle. Tensions between the platoon's leader, an inexperienced officer, and a sergeant, a veteran of World War II, subside as they encounter guerilla soldiers and disease on their way to the decisive battle. 

Cast

Jacques Perrin

Bruno Cremer

Pierre Fabre

Manuel Zarzo

Credits

Produced by Georges de Beauregard and Benito Perojo

Directed and Written by Pierre Schoendoerffer

Cinematography by Raoul Coutard

Edited by Armand Psenny

Genre

War, Drama

Original PublicationLa 317e Section
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