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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

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 ... 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 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:

Papillon See more »

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Louis Dega never escaped the French Guiana prison with Henri Charrière. See more »

Quotes

Abda: What animal but a man keeps his only means of survival up his ass?
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' Wild
Written by Leo Wood, Joe Grey and A.H. Gibbs (as Arthur Harrington Gibbs)
Performed by The Hot Sardines
Courtesy of Universal Music Classics under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Still a great storyline
29 August 2018 | by quark-80208See all my reviews

I love this remake. I loved the original. The only things I have issue with on the remake are the exteriors portraying French Guiana. I know this remake was shot in Europe. You'd think with modern technology they could've made it look like Guiana as opposed to Europe. The portrayal of the Salvation islands, especially Devils Island, is so historically incorrect. I still love the storyline. Charlie and Remi were perfect in their roles. In the original, you could feel their plight from jungle diseases and atmosphere. This one just looked like a dreary day in Serbia.


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