The classic movie Papillon, where a man is sentenced to a penal colony in french Guiana. This scene is one of his many escape attempts. With Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. Based on Charrier's bestselling book. A film by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Papillon is a memoir by convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charrière, first published in France in 1969. It became an instant bestseller. It was translated into English from the original French by June P. Wilson and Walter B. Michaels for a 1970 edition, and by author Patrick O'Brian. Soon afterward the book was adapted for a Hollywood film of the same name.
According to its author, Papillon is an autobiographical novel. Charriere stated that all events in the book are truthful and accurate, if an allowance is made for minor lapses in memory. Since its publication there has been controversy over its accuracy. Some cons
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