The 317th Platoon
|The 317th Platoon|
|Directed by||Pierre Schoendoerffer|
|Produced by||Georges de Beauregard
|Written by||Pierre Schoendoerffer|
|Edited by||Armand Psenny|
The 317th Platoon (French: La 317ème section) is a 1965 French war film set during the First Indochina War (1946–54) written and directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer. The film was based on Schoendoerffer's 1963 novel of the same name.
- Jacques Perrin as Le sous-lieutenant Torrens
- Bruno Cremer as L'adjutant Willsdorf
- Pierre Fabre as Le sergent Roudier
- Manuel Zarzo as Le caporal Perrin
- Boramy Tioulong as Le sergent supplétif Ba Kut
It was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best Screenplay. In 2018, military historian Antony Beevor named The 317th Platoon as "the greatest war movie ever made", "followed closely by 1966's The Battle of Algiers".
- "Festival de Cannes: The 317th Platoon". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "Antony Beevor: the greatest war movie ever – and the ones I can't bear". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
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