The 317th Platoon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer

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THE 317th PLATOON (La 317ème Section) is a movie written and directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer in 1965. The picture won the award of the Best Screenplay at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.
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The setting is Indochina in May 1954. The 317th section of the French army is given the order to abandon its position and come back south. The section, commanded by the young lieutenant Jacques Perrin, is composed of four French soldiers and a dozen Asian natives. They'll have to avoid the communist forces of Vietnam that have also begun to move south in the direction of Hanoi.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Vietnam War story:    -   escaping behind enemy lines

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   heat/bugs Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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