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 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.

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It was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best Screenplay.[1] 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".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The 317th Platoon". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Antony Beevor: the greatest war movie ever – and the ones I can't bear". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 

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