Papillon [Blu-ray]

Based on the international best-selling autobiographical books “Papillon” and “Banco,” this action-packed true story follows the epic life of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape. This film is a thrilling adventure and a powerful portrait of the resilience of the human spirit, even in the face of utter inhumanity.

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  1. Directed by Michael Noer, “Papillon” owes as much to the original 1973 action adventure picture of the same name starring Steve McQueen as it does to Henri Charriere’s bestselling memoirs “Papillon” from 1969 and “Banco” in 1972. The screenplay of the new picture, credited to Aaron Guzikowski, actually uses so much of the 1973 adventure classic that the screenwriters of the earlier picture, Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple, Jr., are listed in the closing credits with billing equal to…

  2. Now what’s the son of two school teachers doing in a place like this?Based on a mostly true story: Papillon was adapted from a memoir written by Charrière first released in France back in 1969.It tells the story of French convict Henri Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), nicknamed “Papillon”, who was imprisoned in 1933 and escaped in 1941 with the help of another convict, counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek).In this one Interpretation on scene that really struck me was near the…

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