Papillon Movie

Papillon movie poster

Who's Involved:

Roland Møller, Tommy Flanagan, Rami Malek, Ram Bergman, Charlie Hunnam, Eve Hewson, Aaron Guzikowski, Joey McFarland, David Koplan, Roger Corbi, Michael Socha, Nina Senicar, Brian Vernel, Riza Aziz, Michael Noer, Roland Moller

Release Date:

Friday, August 24, 2018 (Limited)

violence including bloody images, language, nudity, and some sexual material

Runtime: 2 hrs, 13 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Papillon: Cast List

... Henri Charriere / Papillon.

"Jungleland" , "The Gentlemen"  

... Louis Dega

"No Time to Die" , "The Little Things"  


"American Fighter" , "Killers Anonymous"  

"Tesla" , "Enough Said"  

"Blood Red Sky" , "Riders Of Justice"  

"Killers Anonymous"  



Who's making Papillon: Crew List

A look at the Papillon behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Aaron Guzikowski last wrote Prisoners and Contraband.


Aaron Guzikowski


Riza Aziz
Ram Bergman
Roger Corbi
David Koplan
Joey McFarland

Production Company

Red Granite

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Production: What we know about Papillon?

Key Facts

  1. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (12/20/17).
  2. Remake of the 1973 film written by Dalton Trumbo & Lorenzo Semple Jr. and was based on the autobiography by Henri Charriere.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. August 2017: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. May 2016: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. Aiming for a Fall 2016 production shoot.

  5. October 2015: The film was in Development status.

Papillon Release Date: When was the film released?

Papillon was released in 2018 on Friday, August 24, 2018 (Limited release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Happytime Murders, A.X.L. and Dead Envy.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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