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Papillon

7.7
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Original title
Papillon
Year
Running time
150 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr. (Novel: Henri Charrière)
Music
Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography
Fred J. Koenekamp
Cast
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Producer
Allied Artists / Solar Productions
Genre
Adventure. Drama | Prison Drama. Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the true story of Henri Charriere, also known as Papillon, which is French for 'butterfly' (the character even sports a large tattoo of a butterfly. A petty criminal, Papillon is wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in a French penal colony in 'Guiane' (French Guiana, South America). Papillon is determined to escape but attempt after attempt meets with difficulty, resulting in eventual recapture. He continues his attempts to escape despite incarcerations in solitary confinement as punishment.
Awards
1973: Nominated for Oscar: Best Soundtrack (Drama)
1973: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Drama (Steve McQueen)
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