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Papillon (2017)

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Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

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Michael Noer

Writers:

Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay by), Henri Charrière (based upon the books "Papillon" and "Banco" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Henri Charrière ('Papillon')
Damijan Oklopdzic Damijan Oklopdzic ... Doorman
Christopher Fairbank ... Jean Castili
Jason Ryan Jason Ryan ... Accountant
Eve Hewson ... Nennete
Sladjana Biljman Sladjana Biljman ... Motel Landlord
Joe David Walters ... Police Inspector
David Stoller ... Police Inspector
Gilly Gilchrist ... Ship Hold Guard
Mark Robert Pullen Mark Robert Pullen ... Ship Hold Guard (as Mark Pullen)
Michael Socha ... Julot
Brian Vernel ... Guittou
Renne Gjoni Renne Gjoni ... Orderly
Paul Leonard Murray Paul Leonard Murray ... Orderly (as Paul Murray)
Rami Malek ... Louis Dega
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Storyline

Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", PAPILLON follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.

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The Greatest Escape Adventure Ever Told


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including bloody images, language, nudity, and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic | Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papillon See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,090,073, 26 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,335,896, 13 September 2018
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Color

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2.39:1
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Trivia

Hunnam shed forty pounds in filming the sequences depicting Papillon's solitary confinement. See more »

Goofs

Henri Charrière spent several months living with the natives in Colombia, not one day. and he was arrested after he left them. See more »

Quotes

Warden Barrot: Do you think a person knows when he's going mad? Or do you think it's blissful ignorance?
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by distributor Constantin by approx. 15 minutes to reduce running time. See more »

Connections

References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

King Kong / The Sailors / The Escape
Written by Max Steiner
Performed by Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by William T. Stromberg (as William Stromberg)
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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A Decent Remake, Correctly Cast Actors, Good Direction
22 September 2017 | by svhotSee all my reviews

"Papillon" is based on a true story of a French thief who becomes friends with one of his fellow prison mates, and together they plan an escape. It is the remake of the 1973 movie of the same name.

Hunnam, who plays the main protagonist, gives a brilliant performance. He is an intelligent actor who has given his own original touch to the role. He plays the role with a lot of realism and intensity. The surprise package of "Papillon" is Rami Malek, who plays Hunnam's friend. He has given an outstanding performance that challenges the one originally done by the great Dustin Hoffman.

The direction is effective and the original atmosphere of the 1973 flick has been captured well enough.


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