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

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Trivia

When the guards are yelling off names as the prisoners are getting off the boat, one of them yells Hoffman, an obvious reference to Dustin Hoffman, who played Louis Dega in the original 1973 version. See more »

Goofs

It shows the Moulin Rouge Cinema in Paris and the BAL entrance next door as being on a round corner of the street on different roads, in fact they are all on a straight line to each other to this day. See more »

Quotes

Henri Charrière ('Papillon'): If your wife was here you were in Paris with all that money, how much would you pay to get her back?
Louis Dega: Everything I have.
Henri Charrière ('Papillon'): How much would she pay for you?
Louis Dega: You're a real optimist.
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Alternate Versions

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


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Storm Music
Written by Herbert Haines
Performed by Cavendish Music
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Missing many elements
2 November 2018 | by iconiansSee all my reviews

This movie has the plot but that's about it. I think the biggest issue is the cinematography doesn't match up. The shots are often too narrow, too closed up. The views are too tight. You're missing the sense of original movie that showed how isolated and barren the area was. The acting between main characters feels forced and unnatural.

Overall, the movie does not seem polished. I think locations were also not that great. The sea wasn't as vivid blue as in the original. The landscape wasn't as barren or as sunny as in the original. I also didn't feel like time has passed for him as it has in the original.

Overall, disappointed.


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Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,060,903
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2.39 : 1
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