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Papillon (1973)

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Rated by 9 people

Plot  Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Steve McQueen), a safecracker, is unjustly convicted of murder (specifically, murdering a pimp) in 1930s France. He is sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious French penal colony on Devil's Island, off the coast of French Guiana. En route he meets a fellow convict, Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), a forger and embezzler who is convinced that his wife will secure his release. Dega hires Papillon as his bodyguard, but the two eventually develop a friendship.

After defending Dega against a sadistic guard, Papillon is sentenced to solitary confinement. In gratitude, Dega smuggles extra food to Papillon. When the food smuggling is discovered, prison guards cut Papillon's food rations in half, believing that hunger will force him to reveal the name of his benefactor. Though emaciated and half-insane, and reduced to eating insects to survive, Papillon refuses to snitch on Dega. After two years he is released from solitary confinement, having spent six...
  

Cast

Steve McQueen
Henri Charrière aka Papillon
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Louis Dega
Victor Jory
Indian chief
Don Gordon
Julot
Anthony Zerbe
Toussaint
Robert Deman
André Maturette
Woodrow Parfrey
Clusiot
Bill Mumy
Lariot
George Coulouris
Dr. Chatal
William Smithers
Warden Barrot
Val Avery
Pascal
Gregory Sierra
Antonio
Vic Tayback
Sergeant
John Quade
Masked Breton
Mills Watson
Guard
Fred Sadoff
Deputy Warden

Others

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Updates

  Barton Fink rated Papillon (1973) with 8.0 stars / 06.10.2016

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  CK added Papillon (1973) to watchlist / 30.11.2015

  Burkay rated Papillon (1973) with 8.5 stars / 14.01.2015

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  brktsc rated Papillon (1973) with 8.0 stars / 14.10.2014

  emre rated Papillon (1973) with 9.0 stars / 04.07.2014

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