R | | Adventure, Biography, Crime
Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.
Papillon means "Butterfly" and was Henri Charrière's nickname due to the butterfly tattoo on his chest.
Do you think a person knows when he's going mad? Or do you think it's blissful ignorance?
It shows the Moulin Rouge Cinema in Paris and the BAL entrance next door as being on a round corner of the street on different roads, in fact they are all on a straight line to each other to this day.
German theatrical version was cut by distributor Constantin by approx. 15 minutes to reduce running time.
$1,090,073 26 August 2018