The 317th Platoon

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  • Released: June 29, 2021
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Icarus Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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User Ratings: 30
This is a staggeringly engrossing and effective movie, its settings both beautiful and oppressive, its incidents tense and eye-opening. Full Review
New York Times
Aug 9, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The cumulative effect of Pierre Schoendoerffer's realist approach reinforces the unsparing nature of international conflict. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Aug 6, 2018
Surveying the doomed 1954 retreat of French and Laotian soldiers, Schoendoerffer exposes, with a reporter's eye, the horrors that were and the horrors to come. Full Review
Village Voice
Aug 7, 2018
This is a staggeringly engrossing and effective movie, its settings both beautiful and oppressive, its incidents tense and eye-opening.
New York Times
Aug 9, 2018

Product Description:

Shot as news reel footage, Schoendoerffer follows the platoon through the jungle as they are slowly annihilated in ambushes, in attacks and by diseases; capturing the inarticulate anguish and solitude of each man trying to survive.

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  • Shot entirely in Cambodia.

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  • Sales Rank: 107,161
  • UPC: 854565003583
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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