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.
According to Yorick van Wageningen, shooting the prison scenes in Montenegro was constantly disrupted by bad weather, which turned the entire set into a giant mud bath. He was originally supposed to work on the project for only a few weeks, but the delays forced him to stay on for two months.
Henri Charrière ('Papillon'):
Nobody needs to die!
Henri Charrière spent several months living with the natives in Colombia, not one day. and he was arrested after he left them.
German theatrical version was cut by distributor Constantin by approx. 15 minutes to reduce running time.
€256,134 (Italy) (1 July 2018)
$2,335,896 (USA) (13 September 2018)