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(1973)

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Papillon: Hey you bastards, I'm still here.

Dega: Blame is for God and small children.

[Papillon is contemplating a daring leap from a cliff to escape]

Dega: [the plan] It seems so desperate. You think it will work?

Papillon: Does it matter?

Toussaint: If you're going to catch leprosy, it's better to catch it from money than from people.

Judge in Dream: I accuse YOU... of a WASTED LIFE!

Papillon: Guilty... guilty... guilty...

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Dega: Remember what the chicken said to the weasel?

Papillon: If he was a healthy weasel, the chicken didn't get a chance to say anything.

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Papillon: We're something, aren't we? The only animals that shove things up their ass for survival.

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Dega: A temptation resisted is a true measure of character.

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Prisoner: I know you, you're Degas. You're a very intelligent man!

Dega: Thank you. I seem to be known in all the wrong places.

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Papillon: [to Dega] Me they can kill... You they own!

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Camp Commandant: Make the best of what we offer you, and you will suffer less than you deserve.

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Warden Barrot: Put all hope out of your mind. And masturbate as little as possible, it drains the strength!

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Doctor: [Briefly examining Dega in a prefunctory manner] You're fine. NEXT!

Dega: [Walking away] Must be better than I feel.

Doctor: [Briefly examining Papillon] You're in wonderful shape.

Papillon: How do you fail an examination like this?

Doctor: NEXT!

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Dega: If I stay - here in this place -I will die!

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Toussaint: How did you know I have dry leprosy, that it isn't contagious?

Papillon: I didn't.

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Maturette: I'll do what you ask, on one condition: You keep your money and you take me with you.

Papillon: No.

Maturette: I'm the only one who can get you out of here.

Papillon: You're...

Maturette: I know. I'm a queer, a fairy, a poof, huh? But there's one thing you forgot. You may have been framed, as you say you were... but I wasn't. Between the two of us... I'm the one who's killed a man, not you.

Papillon: Okay.

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Toussaint: We do a lot of smuggling here. We raid the mainland. We steal boats. When an outsider comes in we generally kill him, as a security measure.

Papillon: That makes sense.

Toussaint: Well... a man of Christian understanding.

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Clusiot: You're Louis Dega. I'm Clusiot. How come you ended up in a place like this?

Dega: Favouritism.

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Warden Barrot: [to Papillon upon his release from solitary confinement after five years following his second escape attempt] Your five years in solitary confinement are at an end. You've paid part of your debt to France.

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Maturette: We all have sensitive spots.

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Warden Barrot: [to Papillon upon his release from solitary confinement after two years following his first escape attempt] Your term is completed.

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Dega: Well, it now seems quite possible that until we get to a decent jail with bribeable guards, I may stand in some need of... rather close physical protection.

Papillon: That depends on how long you want to live.

Dega: For a long time.

Papillon: Then you got a problem.

Dega: Well, I presume that you have some, uh, goals, some particular need that outrates all the others. I mean, if so... may I aslk what it is?

Papillon: Money!

Dega: For what?

Papillon: Escape.

Dega: Very good. You keep me alive until we land in Guyana, and I'll underwrite any escape you care to arrange.

Papillon: Escape for me, not for us!

Dega: Oh, of course. I, I, I...

[laughs]

Dega: . I have no intention, uh, of even attempting to escape - ever!

Papillon: Done!

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Warden Barrot: Forget France and put your clothes on.

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Woman: [to Papillon as he is marched aboard ship bound for penal colony] Papillon! Papi! You'll be back, Papillon. Don't worry, you'll be back.

Julot: No, you won't.

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