Papillon Movie

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2018 | R | Crime Drama | 2hrs, 13m

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 colon... more

Release DateU.S.

Papillon was released on
Friday, August 24, 2018 Limited Release

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On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not official

January 2019

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DIRECTOR

Michael Noer

Screenwriter

Aaron Guzikowski

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Rating MPAA

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

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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.

Trivia & Production Notes

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

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