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Papillon

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The autobiography of [[Performer~P12469~Henri Charriere~henricharriere]], one of the few people to successfully escape from the notorious French penal colony of Devil's Island, served as the basis for Papillon. [[Performer~P48038~Steve McQueen~stevemcqueen]] plays the pugnacious Charriere (known as "Papillon," or "butterfly," because of a prominent tatoo), incarcerated--wrongly, he claims--for murdering a pimp. He saves the life of fellow convict Louis Dega ([[Performer~P94585~Dustin...more

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