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The 317th Platoon (1965)

PG-13 03/31/1965 (US) WarHistoryDrama 1h 40m
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In Laos, 1954, eight days before the french defeat in the Indochina war, the 317th platoon – four french soldiers and 41 laotian combatants – has been ordered to leave its outpost and to retreat for the plains of Diên Biên Phu, where the french army is getting stucked. Led by the inexperienced and idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, fresh out of the military academy, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht, the group must cross 150 kilometers of jungle. But dripping rainwater, hostile nature, and the Viêt-minh ambushes expose them to constant danger.

  1. Pierre Schoendoerffer

    Director, Novel, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jacques Perrin

    Jacques Perrin

    Le sous-lieutenant Torrens

  2. Bruno Cremer

    Bruno Cremer

    L'adjudant Willsdorf

  3. Pierre Fabre

    Pierre Fabre

    Le sergent Roudier

  4. Manuel Zarzo

    Manuel Zarzo

    Le caporal Perrin

  5. Boramy Tioulong

    Boramy Tioulong

    Le sergent supplétif Ba Kut

  6. Saksi Sbong

    Saksi Sbong

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The 317th Platoon
The 317th Platoon

Original Title La 317ème Section

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget $66,000.00

Revenue $306,505.00


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