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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

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Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay by), Henri Charrière (based upon the books "Papillon" and "Banco" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 See more »


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

Gross USA:

$2,335,896
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Papillon means "Butterfly" and was Henri Charrière's nickname due to the butterfly tattoo on his chest. See more »

Goofs

The prison warden says Henri Charrière was in solitary for 5 years but he was only in for 2 after being recaptured. He was also only about 32 years old at this time but has gone completely gray. See more »

Quotes

Louis Dega: Now what's the son of two school teachers doing in a place like this?
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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

Dixieland
Written by Oliver Hayhurst, Graeme Flowers, Daniel Farrant, James Knight and Andrew Kingslow
Performed by Lift Music Ltd
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Butterfly with no wings
25 August 2018 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

Watch the original and be wowed. Watch this and you will wonder why you didn't watch the original. There are no memorable scenes, acting is sincere but has no impact and this movie plays out like a tired story instead of an adventure. One has to wonder why this was done and the thought process behind it? Obvious behind the scenes dynamics are at work. I will say that it is watchable but only with a good snack, a friend or a way to kill some time. It is not a must see. I walked out before it ended for two reason. 1. I knew how it ended and 2. enough already. BTW...the book came under scrutiny as to whether it was all true or created by adding a bunch of stories together. Regardless of it all the book is a must read for anyone who likes a good read...


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