- 2 hr 13 min
Papillon is a 2017 biographical drama movie based on the life of French writer Henri CharriÃ¨re. The film stars Charlie Hunnam as CharriÃ¨re and Damijan Oklopdzic as his friend Louis Dega. The supporting cast includes Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan, Eve Hewson, and Tommy Flanagan. The movie tells the story of CharriÃ¨re, a safecracker from Paris who is sent to a brutal prison colony in French Guiana in 1931 after being wrongly convicted of murder. On the prison ship to South America, CharriÃ¨re meets Dega, a counterfeiter who is hoping to bribe his way out of prison. CharriÃ¨re promises to protect Dega in exchange for money to help him escape. Once they arrive at the prison, known as Devil's Island, CharriÃ¨re and Dega are subjected to inhumane conditions and brutal treatment from the prison guards. Despite this, CharriÃ¨re refuses to give up his hope of escape and begins to plan his escape with Dega's help. Throughout the movie, CharriÃ¨re and Dega navigate through the harsh conditions of the prison while facing various challenges such as corrupt guards, brutal punishment, and treacherous terrain. Their friendship is tested as they struggle to survive and plan their escape. As the movie progresses, the audience is taken on a journey filled with tension, drama, and action as CharriÃ¨re and Dega make their way through the jungle in search of freedom. The performances of Charlie Hunnam and Damien Oklopdzic are captivating, with Hunnam delivering a powerful performance as CharriÃ¨re. Overall, Papillon is an intense and emotional movie that showcases the strength and resilience of the human spirit. The film is a reminder of the power of friendship and the importance of never giving up hope, even in the darkest of situations.