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Papillon, 1973

Papillon
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Written by: Dalton Trumbo
Language:  English
Country:  USA, France
Runtime:  151 min
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The mood of Papillon is bleak, tense, and captivating. The plot centers around a prison breakout, prison life, and a false accusation. It is a drama, independent, and adventure movie. In approach, Papillon is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a prison. It happens in the 1930s. Papillon is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie is known for being a classic and critically acclaimed. Note that it includes brief nudity and violent content.

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Safecracker (Steve McQueen) and counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman) try Devil's Island escape. more

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Language: English
Country: USA, France
Release date: 16 December 1973
Runtime: 151 min

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Steve McQueen Steve McQueen As Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman As Louis Dega
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The performances by Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen and Anthony Zerbe are fantastic, the screenplay well-hewn although a bit tedious and the direction clearly superb; what keeps me from loving 'Papillon' is essentially the runtime. Some of the tedium...
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