R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Debut theatrical feature film of actress Ratna Assan (Zoraima).
Judge in Dream:
I accuse YOU... of a WASTED LIFE!
Papillon: Guilty... guilty... guilty...
During the sailboat escape, the boat is seen sailing right to left against the setting sun, that is due south, but sailing from the prison in French Guyana would require sailing north and/or west.
Some American prints of this film run 132 minutes, instead of 150.