(2018) (Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: After being framed for a murder he didn't commit, a 1930s era safecracker attempts to escape from the notorious French Guiana prison where he's been sent.
- It's the 1930s and Henri 'Papillon' Charrière (CHARLIE HUNNAM) is a safecracker operating in Paris for a mobster. When he keeps a few stolen diamonds for his girlfriend, that mobster has Papillon framed for a murder he didn't commit. With no way to prove his innocence, his sentence results in him being shipped off to a prison in French Guiana.
There, Warden Barrot (YORICK VAN WAGENINGEN) informs him and the rest of the new inmates -- that includes counterfeiter Louis Dega (RAMI MALEK) -- that any attempt to escape will likely result in being shot to death or two years in solitary confinement for the first offense and another five for a second.
Realizing money is the only real power and knowing Louis probably has some smuggled inside his body, Papillon offers to provide protection to the much smaller -- and thus more vulnerable -- man in exchange for funding to help his escape. Louis reluctantly agrees, but Papillon's initial attempt fails and he gets two years of solitary.
Undeterred by that or the risks of trying again, he hatches another plot upon the end of that first period, one that not only involves Louis, but also fellow prisoners Celier (ROLAND MOLLER) and the much younger Maturette (JOEL BASMAN).
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Unless they're fans of someone in the cast, it doesn't seem that likely.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For violence including bloody images, language, nudity, and some sexual material.
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