PAPILLON (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Papillon—remake of the 1973 film of the same name—fails on a single point: It seems the actors in this film are trying to imitate the original story’s actors (Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman) instead of being themselves and forming their own unique interpretation to the characters. This takes strength away from the story so that it works like imagery rather than the real thing. This is a great story and it needs to be told, but the remake is not as good as the original.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


An innocent man teams with a fellow inmate to escape Devil’s Island prison.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Michael Noer for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Terence Chang, Danny Dimbort, Yan Fisher-Romanovsky, Samuel Hadida, Martin Hellstern, Josjua D. Maurer, Christian Mercuri, and Kevan Van Thompson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Henri Charriere (Charlie Hunnam), Doorman (Damijan Oklopdzic), Jean Castili (Christopher Fairbank), Accountant (Jason Ryan), Nennete (Eve Hewson), Motel Landlord (Sladjana Biljman), Police Inspector (Joe David Walters), Police Inspector (David Stoller), Ship Hold Guard (Gilly Gilchrist), Ship Hold Guard (Mark Robert Pullen), Julot (Michael Socha), Guittou (Brian Vernel), Orderly (Renne Gjoni), Orderly (Paul Leonard Murray), and Louis Dega (Rami Malek).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The story is good.

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