30.09. - 09.10.2021

Papillon USA 1973 | 150 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Franklin J. Schaffner

Franklin J. Schaffner (1920-1989) will be mainly remembered for Papillon (1973), Planet of the Apes (1968) and Patton (1970), for which he won the Oscar for Best Direction in 1971.

rated for 0 + years
Henri Charrière (Steve McQueen) wears the symbol of his absolute will to be free on his chest: a butterfly. The tattoo led him to be nicknamed Papillon. In the 1930s, he is sent to a prison camp in French Guyana for a murder he didn‘t commit. On the journey he gets to know Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), a shy, slight forger. The two become friends. With Dega’s support, Papillon starts a legendary series of bold attempts to escape, one of which even takes him to Columbia. A magnificently shot, very exciting adventure film.
Original title: Papillon
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr. basierend auf einer Vorlage von Henri Charrière
Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman
Producer: Franklin J. Schaffner, Robert Dorfmann
Director of Photography: Fred J. Koenekamp
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Production Design: Anthony Masters
Editor: Robert Swink
Sound: 0
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Format: DVD
German Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH
World Sales:
Production: Allied Artists; Solar Productions; Les Films Corona


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