Henri Charriere (nicknamed Papillon, or Butterfly) is a Parisian safecracker who is wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the infamous penal colony of Devil’s Island off the coast of French Guiana. Desperate to escape, he forms an unlikely friendship with a counterfeiter named Louis Degas who offers to finance his escape in exchange for protection.
A re-make of the 1973 film adaptation, which starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, based on the best selling memoir by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple, Jr.,the film boasts two TV stars as leading men: Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy). Led by Dutch director, Michael Noer (Key House Mirror), the film maps an impossible escape, an unlikely friendship, and the understanding that it all really happened.
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