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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 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


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Czech Republic | Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 September 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Papillon: la gran fuga 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

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2.39:1
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Trivia

-Papillon premiered on September 9, 2017, in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. 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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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Version of Papillon (1973) See more »

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Very touching
6 November 2018 | by krismanciniSee all my reviews

This is a great film. I have not seen the original. Rami Malek does such a great job, he's really coming up in the acting world. I love him.

The story is a beautiful one. About friendship, loyalty, trust and courage. I had thoughts about how grateful I am to be living the life I currently live, after seeing what some people have endured through this movie.

Worth a watch that's for sure! 7/10


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