• Papillon (2018)


Release Date: August 24th, 2018

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2018

R |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

The epic story of Henri "Papillon" 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.

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Roland Møller, Nina Senicar, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson, Christopher Fairbank, Brian Vernel

Director: Michael Noer

Genres: Historical drama , Biography , Adventure

Production Co: Ram Bergman, FishCorb Films, Joey McFarland

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Tense, 1930s, 1940s, Suspenseful, Prison, Friend, Quest, Escape

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    Mr. Malek gives an eccentric performance, but he won’t make anyone forget Dustin Hoffman, whose original Dega was an endearing coward, a fatalist and a masterpiece. show more

  • 40
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    There’s no real voice in the storytelling, nothing distinctive about the imagery, if it’s not a doubling up on the violence and gore, and the result doesn’t remotely resonate in the same way. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The remake of Papillon doesn’t lack for potential metaphorical riches, yet this brutal, bruising film never quite connects with its deeper themes, resulting in a story full of suffering but not enough transcendence. show more

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