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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in the hands of a true witness the 317th platoon is a war film like no other - an amazing bitter journal of endless dragging through the jungle formed only by the muted clashes between two protagonists (idealist and cynic) and coutard's free camera movements / recurrent image of tied up piglets