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.
Henri Charrière ('Papillon'):
Nobody needs to die!
The prison warden says Henri Charrière was in solitary for 5 years but he was only in for 2 after being recaptured. He was also only about 32 years old at this time but has gone completely gray.
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)
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