Papillon

Papillon (1973)

Genres - Biography, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Epic Film, Prison Film  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 1973  |   Run Time - 151 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Papillon is a 1973 American crime drama prison film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the best-selling autobiography by the French convict Henri Charrière.

The film stars Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière ("Papillon"), and Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega. Due to being filmed at remote locations, the film was quite expensive for the time ($12 million), but it readily earned more than twice that in the first year of public distribution. The film's title is French for "Butterfly," referring to Charrière's tattoo and nickname.

Movie Info

Budget

$12,000,000

Box Office

$53,267,000

Tags

Devil, Devil's Island, Escape From Prison, Film Based On A Novel, French Guiana, Jungle, Louis Dega, Prison, Solitary Confinement, Transformation, True Stories

Attributes

Based On: Papillon
Narrative Location: French Guiana, South America
Subject: liberty, prison escape

Alternate Titles

Ba Bi Long
CN
Drugelis
LT
Kelebek
TR
Leptir
HR, RS
Metulj
SI
Motylek
PL
Papillon
AR, AU, AT, BR, CA, FI, FR, DE, IN, IR, IT, NL, PE, PL, PT, RO, ES, GB, US
Papillón
MX, UY
Parpar
IL
Pillangó
HU
Ppa Ppi Yong
KR
Ο πεταλούδας
GR
Лептир
RS
Метелик
UA
Мотылёк
RU, US
Папийон
BG
Пеперудата
BG
パピヨン(1973)
JP
恶魔岛
CN
惡魔島
TW
빠삐용
KR