Papillon is available in: English [Original] on Netflix Netherlands
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.
_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._