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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama Country: France, USA
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 Released Date: 16 Dec 1973
Runtime: 151 min Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon,

Summery: Henri "Papillon" Charierre is sentenced to life in prison and transported to the penal in French Guyana. Aboard ship on the voyage over, he meets Louis Dega, a forger. They form a bond that will last them a great many years. The conditions at the penal colony are horrific and Papillon desperately wants to escape. His first attempt ends quickly in failure and as a result he spends 2 years in solitary confinement. His next attempt is somewhat more successful and he actually spends a idyllic time with a tribe of Central America Indians. Once caught however, he does 5 years in solitary confinement. Once released, he decides to make one final attempt at freedom.