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.
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.
According to Yorick van Wageningen, shooting the prison scenes in Montenegro was constantly disrupted by bad weather, which turned the entire set into a giant mud bath. He was originally supposed to work on the project for only a few weeks, but the delays forced him to stay on for two months. See more »
After their first night at the prison, Dega has a large bite on his arm. Several scenes later his arm is clear, the next scene the bite is seen again. See more »
What animal but a man keeps his only means of survival up his ass?
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German theatrical version was cut by distributor Constantin by approx. 15 minutes to reduce running time. See more »
King Kong / The Sailors / The Escape
Written by Max Steiner
Performed by Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by William T. Stromberg (as William Stromberg)
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This isn't a bad remake, but McQueen and Hoffman deliver such amazing performances in the original film, this film was always going to find that impossible to get close to. Whilst it's a reasonable stand-alone film and not a bad movie, you just find yourself comparing it to the original at every turn. A classic film, is a classic film and should really be left alone. I'd prefer directors and producers to look at new projects and new ideas. Rehashing movies that have already been brilliantly done, are just a waste of resources. I would advise anyone wanting to watch this movie, just watch the original.
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