DVD - 2018 | Widescreen edition
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The epic story of Henri Charrière, 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 convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who, in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.


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May 31, 2019

Wow. A very well made movie. Very heavy. Excellent movie making and performance. Everything felt so real in this movie. Based on a memoir.

May 30, 2019

Directed by Michael Noer in 2017 based on Charrière's autobiographies "Papillon" and "Banco", this docudrama depicts the life of French convict Henri Charrière, who spent his days in the notorious Devil's Island penal colony and escaped in 1941 with the help of another convict, counterfeiter Louis Dega.
Although both adaptations seem great, I like the 1973 version better becasue I love the performances of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.

ReadingAdviser_Lori May 29, 2019

A fascinating story about a man who is framed for a crime he didn't commit in 1931. This movie is based on true events, and stars award-winning actor Rami Malek.

May 05, 2019

Never saw the original but the remake had some good qualities. The acting was great and the story was interesting. It was nothing extraordinary but was a decent film.

Apr 10, 2019

I thought this was a decent re-make of the 1973 classic. This movie is based upon the two books by Henri Charriere, Papillon (1969) and the sequel, Banco (1972).
It is not that much different, from the 1973 film, with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, but is a good film on it's own. Well written, well acted and directed.
Good performances by Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim: 2013; The Lost City of Z: 2016), and Rami Malek (Mr. Robot: tv: 2015 - 2019; Bohemian Rhapsody: 2018).
Ends with a follow through update text and a picture of the real Henri Charriere.
Deleted Scenes on this DVD as extras.

Apr 01, 2019

This movies kept me interested! I recommend it!

Mar 29, 2019

A fifth-rate re-make of the far superior 1973 film with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman - FAR superior.

Mar 16, 2019

very good remake. god adventure and story telling of how brutal the French prison on devils island was in early 20th century.

Mar 04, 2019

Why Bother?
I like the work of Charlie (Vikings) Hunnan and l LOVE the work of Rami ( Mr. Robot) Malik.
But sorry guys, you come nowhere near Steve McQueen & Dustin Hoffman. Nothing revelatory, cinematographicly or character-wise. The only new thing that was interesting was the commandant's extremely weird makeup. Again,
Why Bother?

Feb 27, 2019

I can't now remember the earlier movie. (too old I guess) Anyhow, I think for a modern day movie it was quite well done. Very much like my country of birth England. Very barbaric in the earlier centuries. Much like the middle east is still today.

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