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Papillon is a movie starring Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, and Christopher Fairbank. Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis...

Other Titles
Tauriņš, Pillangó, Papillon: la gran fuga, la gran fuga: Papillon, Metulj, Papillon. Motylek, パピヨン, Papillon - La gran fuga, Ha'parpar, Người Tù Khổ Sai, Drugelis, Papillon: La gran fuga, Ο πεταλούδας, Leptir, 惡魔島
Running Time
2 hours 13 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Crime, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Michael Noer
Lorenzo Semple Jr., Henri Charrière, Dalton Trumbo, Aaron Guzikowski
Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan, Damijan Oklopdzic
Spain, Czech Republic
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", PAPILLON follows the epic story 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.

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Joyce L.

This film is a great combination of film-making, acting and editing. It is a sad, but interesting story of a few men and women who rise above the sordid world around them and are able to leave it. Although the story is tragic, it is also a hopeful story of human courage and strength. The acting is terrific, the cinematography is fantastic, and the editing is brilliant. I would like to thank all the people who have contributed to this film, and especially those who have made the film available for free. I hope you enjoy this film as much as I did.

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Kimberly D.

I watched this movie for the first time in the 1970's. I was at the ripe old age of 15. I remember my parents were very excited about the movie and they were even kind enough to let me borrow it for a couple of weeks. The movie is about a father who takes on a job as a train conductor and gets to know the gangster and the gangsters. The movie is about a man who loves his son, but has to make a tough choice. I remember that even as a child I could see the look on his face. The movie is about what goes on in the city of Philadelphia. It is a movie about what can happen in a city, and it is also about what a father will do to protect his son. It is a story about what can happen to a father and a son in a city like Philadelphia. I believe that this movie is very realistic and has a lot of truth in it. It is about a father who has to make a tough decision. The movie is great. It is really about what a father will do to protect his son. I think that everyone should watch this movie. It is a great movie about what can happen in a city like Philadelphia. This movie is a classic and I have watched it many times.

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Samuel G.

This is a great movie about the creation of the society of the 17th century. The story is based on the real life of Pierre Papillon, a blacksmith in the eighteenth century. Pierre is a courageous, valiant and honest man, who helps his blacksmith father to escape the clutches of the English. This film is one of the best movies of the year. The dialogue between P. Papillon and his father is amazing and this will be the best piece of dialogues of the year. It is the best dialogues I have ever seen. It is also a very beautiful film, it makes you feel the history of the country in the time period it is. It is a film about the fear, the power of the law, the struggle of the white and the black, and the responsibility of the father to his son. The film is also about the cruelty and the love of the son. The end of the film is so beautiful and emotional. It makes you feel the pain and the happiness of the life of the people. I really enjoyed this film, I am glad that I watched it.

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Helen Bowman

This movie is the most powerful piece of acting I've ever seen. I never thought I would say that about a movie but I never thought I would say it about a movie. The performances of the actors are incredible, the cinematography and art direction is incredible, the use of the music and sound effects are amazing and so is the script. This movie shows the human condition in such a way that it is really an experience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be disturbed, but you will never think it is just another movie. This is a movie you will want to watch over and over and over and over. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good story. Don't go in expecting a lot of action, but if you have nothing to do watch this movie and be amazed at the emotions that are involved.

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Diane M.

Loved the movie, it was great, I really didn't understand why it wasn't nominated for an Oscar. It's like a classic movie, and I love it.

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Michelle Hamilton

One of the most outstanding films I have ever seen, one of the finest movies of its type, the most gripping plot, the best cinematography of the year, one of the finest performances of all time, one of the most powerful and painful portrayals of what it's like to be a female, one of the most moving films I have ever seen, the most touching portrayal of grief and loss of a loved one, one of the most heartfelt and realistic films of all time. The film is a dark, but beautiful portrait of the lives of a group of Frenchmen in 17th century France. It was adapted from a play by the French playwright, Gilles Petit, who was deeply affected by the book, but ultimately decided to revise the book to make it more suitable for a modern audience. As a result, the film is not very well known in the US, although it is widely available on DVD and a DVD version has been released. I have just purchased a copy of the film and have just seen it. I have no idea what it is like to be a woman, I am not sure what it's like to be a man, but I do know that it is very difficult to write a good film about a subject which is so complex, so personal and so emotionally charged. I think that Petit was absolutely right to cut this film down to a manageable length, to make it more suitable for a wider audience. I have been in the film for about 2 hours and I have just had to leave the cinema to take care of my mother for a couple of days. I have never been so emotional in my life, the film had a profound effect on me and it has changed my life. The performances were excellent, particularly by the lead actress, Sophie Nelisse, who gave one of her most powerful performances in a very long time. I have been in tears a couple of times and the film has a beautiful, powerful, deeply moving quality. The film is a must see and is deserving of a spot on my personal top 100 films list.

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Frances H.

Papillon is the best film I have seen in a long time. A movie like this needs to be viewed by people who are able to be surprised by an amazing plot. People who don't know the story of the movie, or who are not fans of Les Miserables or other things like that, might not appreciate this movie. I personally loved this film, and I think it is one of the most beautiful films of all time. There is something really beautiful about this movie. The plot is simple and yet so complex and strange, it's one of the things that makes this movie so interesting. Papillon is a movie about passion and passion is not something to be taken lightly. This is an incredible story and the performances by all the actors are really amazing. And then there is the love story. If you have seen Les Mis, you know that there are some crazy things going on in the story. But there are some moments where you feel like you have been right in front of these people and you really know what they are going through. This is one of the best love stories I have seen in a long time. Papillon is amazing, and I recommend it to everyone. A lot of people will think it's boring and stupid but it's not, it's so well done and so captivating. Papillon is a must see. 10/10

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You cannot tell me this film did not make you feel, warm inside. It's true that it was long, but you can't think of anything else to do. If you are reading this, it's a good thing you did so. As a french film, it's not the best but it's definitely the best.

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Frances Torres

Let me tell you a little about myself: I am a big fan of the X-Men comics. So, when I heard of a film about Jean Grey's origin, I was very curious. However, I did not know that it was based on a Marvel comic. So, I decided to watch this film. I must admit, I am not the biggest fan of the X-Men, but I found the movie to be very good. The acting was really good. It was realistic. The special effects were great. The music was great. I was so impressed by the way the music and music effects fit together. I really liked how the music was very well used in the scene. I like the fact that this movie had an English title. It did not get lost in the subtitles. I am sure that this film will become a classic. This is a movie I am going to watch again. I am sure that this movie is going to win an Oscar. I am not sure if the acting of the actors was so good or if it was the acting of the director. I think that it was the director. He made the actors so good. So, I rate this movie 10/10.

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This movie has to be seen in theaters! It is so brilliant! And if you see it in the theater, you'll know why! This movie makes you feel like a child again! It reminds you of being a child and all the times you could just see yourself playing in the sandbox! You are an adult now, and you want to be a child again. You love the adventure of the childhood. It's so nice to see it. If you don't see it, you'll miss out on such a great movie! If you see it, you'll understand what I'm saying!

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I have never seen a film in my life that really gets me. The story of the horrible killing of the Papillon family is told in such a powerful and heart-wrenching way, it's hard to believe that it was all a dream. It is beautifully filmed and directed, and it is truly a great film to watch with friends. You don't have to like it, but you have to know how to watch and listen to it.

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Catherine D.

this is a true classic, that's what we can say, and if we can say that, we are 100% correct. i hope the other versions of the movie will be released soon, in order to make us all happy. if there will be a second one, i will watch it, because it will be the one that will be closest to the original. we will always have the first one, because of its pure goodness. so please don't forget to watch the first one, because this one will always be the best.

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Angela R.

It was amazing! It was well-made, directed, and acted. It was a touching, moving story of love, family, and life in the old West. I was actually impressed by the way the movie was made and how it was shot, though I do have some problems with some of the editing and the camera angles, but it was definitely worth the price of admission. I highly recommend this movie!

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The movie is a breath of fresh air. It is the first time I can remember that a movie has shown me such a feeling. It's a very romantic movie and it shows the idea of how love can conquer everything. The way the director shot the movie is awesome and it is so different from other movies. The movie is quite emotional but it doesn't go too far. It doesn't contain any stupid jokes. This is a very romantic movie and it is very nice to see a movie with a very romantic feel. It's a very nice movie that I would like to see again and again.

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This is a great movie about a young man who is not happy with his life, his only comfort comes from a video camera. This movie is great because it shows how a person can survive in a society where people do not feel happy and where they can not express their feelings. This movie is an inspiration for everyone because it shows that it is not about being the best in life, but about how you can survive. I also think it is great because of the casting of the leading actor. This movie is definitely one of the best I have seen. It is the best movie I have ever seen.

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I recently saw this movie in Australia and was very impressed with it. I haven't seen a film as brilliant as this in a long time. It is an emotional roller-coaster ride, so not for everyone, but for me, it was a must see.

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Tammy M.

My favorite film of all time is "The Godfather". The same goes for "The Ring" and "Saw" and "The Grudge". There are so many of these films and the atmosphere they create is almost as good as any film made in Hollywood today. This film however is a true masterpiece of horror and it is an important addition to the horror genre. To get a sense of what "The Grudge" is about, you just have to watch it. It is really a masterpiece and I recommend it highly to anyone who likes horror and has a taste for the realistic horror film. One of the most influential films of all time.

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Albert Snyder

I'm not going to waste any time on the plot. This film is a piece of art that only a true artist could make. Some of the story is a bit convoluted but that's because the author was forced to put so much time into the details. This film would be lost without these details. This film is about life, love, and the effect of war on people's lives. I was very impressed by this film. It's an awesome film that I would love to see more of.

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Matthew W.

A story of a man who gives up everything for love. A brilliant movie. It shows us that you have to love life to live it, and the human spirit can survive in a dead world. This movie is so perfect, I can't even explain it. It was one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I haven't seen anything that can top it.

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I think Papillon is a great film. I'm a big fan of Michel Denis and I love his work. I think he deserves a lot of credit for this film. I believe the films director, Pierre Morel, wanted to do a little bit of everything and Papillon is a great example. It's a beautiful film and definitely worth watching. My favorite scene in the film is the scene where the Prince makes a bet with Jean-Louis, the son of the Duke of Buckingham. Jean-Louis says, "If you die, I die with you." The Prince says, "I don't care, I want to live." The Prince dies and he lays on the bed and the Prince says, "I'll come back to live." And he dies. It's very emotional and when I watch it I cry a lot. I think it's the best of the three films. Papillon is not my favorite film but I give it a 10. Papillon is a great film. I hope the director of Papillon gets the recognition he deserves.

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There are two kinds of movies: the ones that take place in the present and those that take place in the past. The latter are usually quite far-fetched, but you know exactly what will happen. For example, I have always felt that THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT was the best film ever made. It was real, it had a very good script, it had a great cast, and it was just beautiful to watch. But the same cannot be said about JERSEY CITY. Sure, it is a real film, but it doesn't have the qualities of a real film. The story is so unbelievable that you cannot believe it. As a result, the film is very slow, it has some very slow parts, and the ending is so horrible that it is very hard to watch. The only reason I can give for the bad rating is that there are some very good parts of the film. But those parts are so short and so not important that they are barely worth mentioning. Anyway, this is a movie that should be shown at some high school level. I think that it is a good film, but you need to take it in with a grain of salt. You need to know that the people who made this film know nothing about the works of Shakespeare and they don't have any clue about the works of the director of Shakespeare in Love. Anyway, this is a very good film, but I still think that it is not a great film.

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Jack H.

I would have never thought of watching a movie like this one. What a pleasure! I don't think that I've ever seen a movie that made me cry. This movie made me so happy, that I fell in love with it. I can't stop crying. What an amazing movie. I can't believe that this movie is so underrated. I think that a lot of people probably didn't like it because it wasn't a love story, but it is a love story and I think that it is perfect. I really love this movie and I think that everybody should watch it. I really recommend this movie to everybody.

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Walter Gardner

You can feel the excitement of the people at the theater, because you're part of the action. It's a pleasure to see actors like Clive Owen and Russell Crowe get involved in a project that really takes the power of the characters and puts it on the screen. As the story unfolds, you can feel the intense tension and the sadness of the characters. Director Paul Haggis and screenwriters Patrick Marber and Craig Sheffer use the big and small themes of life and death to tell the story. The result is a unique story that can't be put on the same screen as other films of its genre. This is a beautiful story about life, love, death, and the loss of a life. It's a story that touches your heart and moves you to tears. You can't take your eyes off the screen. You can't help but feel the warmth of the characters and the passion of the actors. It's a story that shows that you don't need big budget to tell a great story. It's a story that can be told in small and large ways, like how the music of Frank Sinatra moves you, how the clothes of Frank Sinatra move you, how the energy of Frank Sinatra moves you. This film is a story that cannot be told by the biggest budget ever spent. It's a story that will resonate with you as you watch it, and will leave you wanting more. This is a great film that you won't forget. If you want to see a good film, you must see this film.

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Jose Brooks

I was a huge fan of Joseph Cotton. But his films were much more experimental and there was more "magic" to them. As a kid I watched all of his movies and I was always fascinated by them. He was a pretty cool guy and I remember him being very intelligent. I recently saw Papillon and it was even better than I expected. The dialogue in Papillon was funny and clever and the film was also very funny. The characters are amazing, the story is also very interesting and it's really entertaining. But the best part of the movie is the whole cast. James Woods, Steve Martin, Tom Cruise, etc. They are all fantastic. It's like one of their best movies ever. The actors in this film are so amazing, you could watch this movie over and over again and still not get tired of it. Papillon is one of the best movies of the 1980's, and a must see for everyone. Papillon is definitely my favorite movie of all time. I can't wait to see it again.