R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Now what's the son of two school teachers doing in a place like this?
French authorities released penal colony records that contradicted Henri Charrière's story, amongst other details, Charrière had never been imprisoned on Devil's Island.
German theatrical version was cut by distributor Constantin by approx. 15 minutes to reduce running time.
Written by Leo Wood, Joe Grey and A.H. Gibbs (as Arthur Harrington Gibbs)
Performed by The Hot Sardines
Courtesy of Universal Music Classics under license from Universal Music Enterprises
€256,134 (Italy) (1 July 2018)
$2,335,896 (USA) (13 September 2018)
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