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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

Credited cast:
Rami Malek ... Louis Dega
Charlie Hunnam ... Henri 'Papillon' Charrière
Tommy Flanagan ... Masked Breton
Eve Hewson ... Nenette
Roland Møller ... Celier
Nina Senicar ... Leper Woman
Michael Socha ... Julot
Yorick van Wageningen ... Warden Barrot
Christopher Fairbank ... Jean Castili
Ian Beattie ... Toussaint
Joel Basman ... Maturette
Brian Vernel ... Guittou
Fernanda Diniz ... Guajiro Indian
Gilly Gilchrist ... Ship Hold Guard #1
Nikola Kent ... Brioulet
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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


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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:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,335,896, 13 September 2018
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2.39:1
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Papillon is based both on the 1969 autobiography by the French convict Henri Charrière and on the 1973 historical period drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner which stars Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière ("Papillon") and Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Louis Dega: Now what's the son of two school teachers doing in a place like this?
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Version of Papillon (1973) See more »

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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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