Actors: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The 317th Platoon|
|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.
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.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Time/Era of Movie:
- escaping behind enemy lines
- senior military
- short/standard straight (man)
- very skinny (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- healthy but a geeky weakling
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- muscular (man)
How much in movie?
- enemy army
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Other Asian
- Southeast Asia
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
- 8 or more
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
Kind of violence:
- land battles
Unusual forms of death
Check here if B&W
- Occasional swearing
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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