Papillon (1973)

7.6/10 by 191 users

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Release Date:December 13, 1973
MPAA Rating:15
Genres:Crime, Drama
Production Company:Solar Productions, Allied Artists Pictures, Corona-General
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Franklin J. Schaffner
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Plot Keywords:prison, escape from prison, devil's island
  • A must see...
    February 25, 2006
    This is the second greatest "run after freedom" movie i've ever seen. Two great actors Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen are able to present you disappointment, happiness, loyalty, patience, hope, insanity, friendship and depression perfectly. Every single scene in the picture has a lot of things to say to you. You might get emotionally confused when watching this movie, you might even sense a little bit of friendship or love between the prison guardians and the prisoners and at the same time you might be able to sense the unreasonable hate. When you are not free, then you have nothing else to lose thus you have to run after your freedom, however do not believe in freedom until you get what you used to have before losing it.