The 317th Platoon

by Pierre Schoendoerffer 1h36min France 1964
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The 317th Platoon
by Pierre Schoendoerffer

In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Jacques Perrin : Le sous-lieutenant Torrens
  • Bruno Cremer : L'adjudant Willsdorf
  • Pierre Fabre : Le sergent Roudier
  • Boramy Tioulong : Le sergent Ba Kut
  • And with: Manuel Zarzo, Saksi Sbong


  • Director Pierre Schoendoerffer
  • Scenario Pierre Schoendoerffer
  • Original work author Pierre Schoendoerffer
  • Photo director Raoul Coutard
  • Sound Te Hak Kheng
  • Editing Armand Psenny
  • Original music Pierre Jansen, Gregorio García Segura
  • Producer Benito Perojo, Georges de Beauregard
  • Production Compagny Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Producciones Benito Perojo, Rome-Paris Films
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1964
  • Release date for France04/05/1965
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench, Vietnamese
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