A safecracker framed for murder and a convicted counterfeiter partner to attempt an escape from the notorious penal colony, Devil’s Island.
Papillon – based on the books Papillon and Banco – opens on August 24th.
In Theaters August 24
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco”, 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.
Directed by Michael Noer and written by Aaron Guzikoswski.
Directed by: Michael Noer
Written by: Aaron Guzikoswski (adapted screenplay)
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Yorick Van Wageningen, Roland Moller, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson
Genre: Historical drama
Run time: 136 minutes
MPAA rating: “PAPILLON is rated R for violence including bloody images, language, nudity, and some sexual material.”