Certificate 12A

(2017) 133 mins

Director: Michael Noer
Writers: Aaron Guzikowski, from the novel by Henri Charrière
Cinematography: Hagen Bogdanski
Production Design: Tom Meyer
Music: David Buckley



Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books Papillon and Banco, [and not to be confused with the 1973 version which starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman], the film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), 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 a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape.  From the official website

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“Malek and Hunnam have a genuine bond as the story’s mismatched buddies. Moller reminded me of the great Jean Reno. Papillon is a tale of friendship and of a human being experiencing the most devastating deprivation and, like the butterfly of the title, being transformed by it into something more refined. It is an immortal tale we are attracted to and endlessly fascinated with, and Noer and his cast succeed in making its universal themes ring true.”  Boston Herald

“This new version, directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Noer, brings to the story a refreshing intensity and sweep, and even a sense of adventure.”  The Village Voice

 “It’s still a cracking adventure yarn and those who haven’t seen the 1973 original should definitely go for it.”  Filmfare

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