The 317th Platoon
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- Released: June 29, 2021
- Originally Released: 1965
- Label: Icarus Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jacques Perrin & Bruno Cremer|
|Directed by||Pierre Schoendoerffer|
|Screenwriting by||Pierre Schoendoerffer|
|Composition by||Pierre Jansen|
|Director of Photography:||Raoul Coutard|
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
This is a staggeringly engrossing and effective movie, its settings both beautiful and oppressive, its incidents tense and eye-opening.
New York Times
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The cumulative effect of Pierre Schoendoerffer's realist approach reinforces the unsparing nature of international conflict. Full Review
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
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.
- Shot entirely in Cambodia.
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