The epic story of Henri Charriere, 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 convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who, in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.
Escapes -- French Guiana -- Devil's Island -- Fiction.
Prisons -- French Guiana -- Devil's Island -- Fiction.
Prisons -- French Guiana -- Fiction.
Elevation Pictures, film distributor.
Flanagan, Tommy, 1965- actor.
Guzikowski, Aaron, screenwriter.
Hewson, Eve, actor.
Hunnam, Charlie, 1980- actor.
Koplan, David, film producer.
Malek, Rami, actor.
McFarland, Joey, film producer.
Noer, Michael, film director.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Charrière, Henri, 1906-1973. Banco.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Charrière, Henri, 1906-1973. Papillon.