Land: France, 151 Minuten
Filmsprachen: Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch
Genre: Biographie, Krimi, Drama
Regisseur: Franklin J. Schaffner
Henri "Papillon" Charierre is sentenced to life in prison and transported to the penal in French Guyana. Aboard ship on the voyage over, he meets Louis Dega, a forger. They form a bond that will last them a great many years. The conditions at the penal colony are horrific and Papillon desperately wants to escape. His first attempt ends quickly in failure and as a result he spends 2 years in solitary confinement. His next attempt is somewhat more successful and he actually spends a idyllic time with a tribe of Central America Indians. Once caught however, he does 5 years in solitary confinement. Once released, he decides to make one final attempt at freedom.
Steve McQueen (als Henri 'Papillon' Charriere), Dustin Hoffman (als Louis Dega), Victor Jory (als Indian Chief), Don Gordon (als Julot), Anthony Zerbe (als Toussaint)