Description : Henri Charrière, called “Papillon” for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts, he’s sent to the notorious prison Devil’s Island, a place from which no one has ever escaped.
Papillon is a 2017 American biographical film directed by Michael Noer. It tells the story of French convict Henri Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), nicknamed “Papillon”, who was imprisoned in 1933 and escaped in 1941 with the help of another convict, counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek). The film’s screenplay is based on Charrière’s autobiographies Papillon and Banco, as well as the former’s 1973 film adaptation, which was written by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. and starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.
Papillon premiered on September 9, 2017 in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Bleecker Street will distribute the film in the United States on August 24, 2018. Bleecker Street released a movie poster and trailer online for the film on May 22, 2018.