I felt so moved after watching this film. Steve McQueen did a terrific job acting as Henry. Although at times, he just acted as McQueen, he did a wonderful job expressing suffering in the solitary confinement scene, and great towards the end of the movie. Hoffman is always an exceptional actor and in this movie he is no different. Unfortunately it neither won for, nor got nominated for an Oscar, and it deserved to win 3 (supporting actor, actor, picture). As much as I loved the Sting, this movie was better for that year.Some critics gave it a bad review, even a 1973 Roger Ebert article criticized this film. I guess you cant blame them too much, movies were better those days. Note that 1973 was sandwiched between 2 Godfather years.Maybe some people figured that McQueen was just redoing his Great Escape role. Either way, nowadays films are so bad I am just thirsting for a movie this deep. But if the best Hollywood can do nowadays is a glittzy trashpiece like Chicago, we cant expect too much from our times.
Papillon (1973) 1080p YIFY Movie
Papillon (1973) 1080p
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
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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 Degas, 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 attempts 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.
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Terrific! Most underrated film ever.Reviewed byGoodfellasFANVote: 10/10
Forget the Shawshank Redemption this great adventure story based on real events is the best prison movie ever made. As a child this was the first movie that really had a profound impact on me & moved me to tears. Even now the final scenes of Papillon on Devils Island trying to convince his friend Dega to make one last final break for freedom with him swell the emotions within me! Great performances from McQueen & Hoffman and great location work coupled with an arousing musical score. Once you have seen this film it is hard to ever forget it. A true classic of cinema. It may be a little long and slow paced at times ... but then that is the solitude & boredom of a dismal penal colony existence.
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere, was a lifetime inmate under the Frenchgovernment's harsh penal system in French Guiana. In his decliningyears he wrote his memoirs describing his years of incarceration, hiscruel mistreatment and daring, multiple escapes. Weather or not he wasthe actual character of his own book, is disputed to this day. But thefact that he was an inmate is true enough and fits in with the actualsite which came to be known as 'Devil's Island.' Court records indicatethat Henri Charriere (Steve McQueen) later called " Papillon " which isfrench for Butterfly, was indeed a minor burglar and safe cracker. Hisclaim he was innocent of murder, may be true enough, due to anunreliable source accusing him in court, yet producing littlesupporting evidence. Nevertheless, the infamous thief was given atwenty year sentence, which was extended due to his numerous escapes.During his imprisonment, he becomes lifelong friends with an equallyfamous treasury forger named Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman). Don Gordon (areal life friend of McQueen) plays Julot, an experienced prisoner withhis own intentions of escape. Anthony Zerbe is hideously interesting asToussaint, a ravaged leper, who aids escaping prisoners. The entirefilm is one remarkable story and becomes an incredible journey, onewhich transcends the screen and offers audiences, the raw reality oflife under the most severe and brutal penal systems in the world. Theinfamous 'Devil's Island ' today has become synonymous with a hellishplace of unspeakable conditions. A fantastic movie for those in searchof true-life Classic. ****