1963 Cannes Film Festival – Best Screenplay Winner
The 317th Platoon
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.
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.