The 317th Platoon

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The 317th Platoon
Directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Benito Perojo
Written by Pierre Schoendoerffer
Starring Jacques Perrin
Cinematography Raoul Coutard
Edited by Armand Psenny
Release date
  • 31 March 1965 (1965-03-31)
Running time
100 minutes
Country France
Language French

The 317th Platoon (French: La 317e Section) is a 1965 French war film set during the French Vietnam war (1946–54) directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer. It was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best Screenplay.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The 317th Platoon". Retrieved 1 March 2009. 

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