The 317th Platoon Movie Review 1965

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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.


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

Cast and Crew

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

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