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Papillon (2018, Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek)



In the true story Papillon, previously filmed in 1973 with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, 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 forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.

production details
USA – Czechoslavaki – Spain | 134 minutes | 2018

Director: Michael Noer
Script: Aaron Guzikowski
Book: Henri Charrière

Charlie Hunnam as Henri ‘Papillon’ Charrière
Rami Malek as Louis Dega
Christopher Fairbank as Jean Castili
Eve Hewson as Nennete
Michael Socha as Julot
Brian Vernel as Guittou
Nicholas Asbury as Commandant
Yorick van Wageningen as Warden Barrot
Nikola Kent as Deputy Warden Brioulet
Roland Møller as Celier
Slavko Sobin as El Caiman
Goran Navojec as Smuggler
Joel Basman as Maturette
Tommy Flanagan as Masked Breton
Demetri Goritsas as Jean-Pierre Castelnau
Cali Nelle as Manhunter #2
Reshad Strik as Prison Guard #4
Nina Seničar as Leper Woman (uncredited)
Ian Beattie as Toussaint (uncredited)