The 317th Platoon

1965, 100m, DCP, France

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Screened June 22, 2017

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Drawing from his experience as a veteran and army cinematographer, Pierre Schoendoerffer’s gritty account of the Indochina War follows a French platoon trapped behind enemy lines, braving not only the battle conditions but the unrelenting jungle heat. The film was awarded Best Screenplay at Cannes and boasts striking imagery by the legendary Raoul Coutard.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Pierre Schoendoerffer