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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


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Official Sites:

Official Site

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

-Papillon was shot in different locations around Europe including Montenegro, Malta, and significantly, in Belgrade, Serbia. 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'): Nobody needs to die!
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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

Remake of Papillon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Bei mir bist du schön (Means That You're Grand)
Written by Sholom Secunda (as Sholom Sholem Secunda), Jacob Jacobs, Saul Chaplin and Sammy Cahn
Performed by The Hot Sardines
Courtesy of Universal Music Classics under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains portions of "Diga Diga Doo"
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
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Better left to the original
18 August 2018 | by donduttonSee all my reviews

Why do they make new versions of films done so well in the original? The original Papillon gets an 8 rating in IMDB. Well deserved. This flaccid re make gets 6.5. Why did they bother? Has Hollywood just run completely out of imagination to do new stories?


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