"Welcome, to the prison colony of French Guiana, whose prisoners you are and from which there is no escape."
Celebrated as Papillon - after the intricate beautiful tattoo emblazoned on his chest - petty criminal Henri Charriere is framed for murder and transported for life to the penal colony of French Guiana.
Imprisoned on infamous Devil's Island, Papillon is obsessed with the idea of freedom. Together with fellow prisoners Louis Dega, he ceaselessly works on a means of escape, his spirit refusing to be broken by the savage and humiliating treatment of their captors.
Based on a true story and the best selling novel, Papillon is a celebrated cinema epic, the inspirational story of one man's unbreakable spirit and a powerful showcase for the talents of two great Hollywood actors.