La 317e section (1965)

La 317e section





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Set near the end of the bloody Indo-Chinese War in which the Vietnamese struggled to shuck off the yoke of French colonialism, this taut, provocative French war drama chronicles the events leading up to the slaughter of the French Army's 317th Platoon, a unit comprised of 41 Laotians and a quartet of French officers that was ordered to make it back to the safety of camp Dien Bien Phu. It is an arduous journey and the soldiers must not only battle constant ambushes, but also the jungle itself. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Special Interest
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Gritty war drama from Pierre Schoendoerffer, adapted from his own novel about his experiences during the First Indochina War. Schoendoerffer's time spent as a war cameraman gives the film it's real-life documentary feel, which in turn adds to some pretty tough viewing.

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