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.
The Greatest Escape Adventure Ever Told
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for violence including bloody images, language, nudity, and some sexual material
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Did You Know?
There is a popular song based around someone remembering seeing the film with his father, called "Hey you Bastards, I'm still here!" See more
Remake of Papillon