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Year: 2017

Original Title: Papillon

Country: USA

Length: 133 minutes

Genre: Biography, Drama, Adventure

Studios: Czech Anglo Productions, FishCorb Films

Distributor: Elevation Pictures

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: December 21 2018

United States: August 24 2018


Ranking: 484 out of 14,673 movies (up 247)


4.9 by 4 media


A prisoner detained on a remote island plots his escape. A remake of the 1973 film 'Papillon'. A new vision of a clasic film by the director Michael Noer ('Key House Mirror') 2015 and 'Nordvest (Northwest)' 2013. Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books 'Papillon' and 'Banco', the film 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 a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon?s escape.


Cast Papillon

Antonio de la Cruz

Antonio de la Cruz


Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

Henri 'Papillon' Charrière

Rami Malek

Rami Malek

Louis Dega

Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan

Masked Breton

Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan

Masked Breton



Trivia Papillon

Based on a (mostly) true story: 'Papillon' was adapted from a memoir written by Charrière first released in France back in 1969 Papillon means 'Butterfly' and was Henri Charriere's nickname due to the butterfly tattoo on his chest. Reunites 'Sons of anarchy' (2008) co-stars Tommy Flanagan and Charlie Hunnam.