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Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.

Framed and condemned to a penal colony in French Guiana, a safecracker bonds with a counterfeiter and fellow prisoner in a dangerous quest for freedom.

Competent is the word of the day here. The acting’s not great but it’s **competent**. The style isn’t blowing my mind but it’s shot **competently**.

_Papillon_ is the sort of movie that will have its lead hit near-anorexia to express the level of torture his character has suffered, but can’t have him grow a beard past sexy manicured stubble despite being isolated in a cell with nothing for two whole years. It commits hard to half-measures. A very unusual paradox that leads to a movie that’s very, **very** okay.

_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
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Papillon (2017)
Rating: 7.1/10 (34,304 votes)
Director: Michael Noer
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay by) Henri Charrière (based upon the books "Papillon" and "Banco" by) Dalton Trumbo (based upon the 1973 screenplay "Papillon" by) Lorenzo Semple Jr. (based upon the 1973 screenplay "Papillon" by)
Stars: Charlie Hunnam Damijan Oklopdzic Christopher Fairbank Jason Ryan
Runtime: 133 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure Biography Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Released: 24 Aug 2018
Plot: Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.