The 317th Platoon Movie Review 1965

Information and Film Reviews for The 317th Platoon the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

An emotionally gripping war drama of the French-Vietnemese War in which the 317th Platoon of the French Army, consisting of four French commanders and 41 Laotians, is ordered to leave Luong Ba, Cambodia and retreat to Tao Tsai. The men begin their march and slowly succumb to the elements and ambushes. Days later, when what is left of the platoon finally reaches Tao Tsai, the camp is in enemy hands and the remnants of the 317th Platoon are killed in cold blood. Director Shoendoerffer portrays this struggle, conflict, and the quiet haunting tension of war with great skill. In French with English subtitles.

Distribution

Facets Multimedia, Inc., 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, Phone: (773)281-9075, Toll-free: 800-331-6197, Fax: (773)929-5437, Email: sales@facets.org, URL: http://www.facets.org

Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Military: Foreign, Adventure Drama, Vietnam War, War, General
Screenplay
Pierre Schoendoerffer
Cast
Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre, Manuel Zarzo
Cinematography
Raoul Coutard
Director
Pierre Schoendoerffer
Music
Gregorio Garcia Segura, Pierre Jansen

Copyright © 2019 Net Industries - All Rights Reserved