15 certificatePapillon is a Film programme that first aired in 1973 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Papillon is a 4 star programme

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Papillon (1973)

Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner

Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman star in this drama about a French petty crook, wrongly convicted of murder, who becomes obsessed with escaping from prison. His repeated attempts at breaking out land him in solitary confinement, where he is determined not to give into madness.

Finally, he is condemned to the notorious escape-proof prison on Devil's Island, built on sheer cliffs. But he is not deterred and plans one more escape - which may cost him his life.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1973

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: France/USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Steve McQueenSteve McQueen...Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
Image for Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman...Louis Dega
Victor Jory...Indian chief
Don Gordon...Julot
Image for Anthony ZerbeAnthony Zerbe...Toussaint Leper Colony chief
Robert Deman...Maturette
Woodrow Parfrey...Clusiot
Image for Bill MumyBill Mumy...Lariot
George Coulouris...Dr. Chatal
Ratna Assan...Zoraima
William Smithers...Warden Barrot
Val Avery...Pascal
Gregory Sierra...Antonio
Vic Tayback...Sgt.
Mills Watson...Guard
E.J. André...Old Con