They called him Papillon, meaning "butterfly." If only he had wings to go with the name. Unable to fly, Henri Charriere virtually willed himself free. He persisted until he did the impossible: escape Devil's Island. 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
Tells the riveting and harshly violent story of a young American who faces physical and emotional brutalization in a Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle drugs out of the country.
Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman, this is the story of an American father of conservative background who comes to a South American country to search for his missing son, a journalist. Ed joins with his daughter-in-law Beth, who like her husband is politically polarized from the father, in prying through the bureaucracy and dangerous political intrigue in search of their son and husband. Little by little, the father comes to realize that his own beloved government is not telling him the truth.
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