Papillon (2017)

"This if for the greater good that is French expansion. As for France, she has disowned you. She has rid herself of you altogether.”

One of Mark Twain’s famous aphorisms is: “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” For JJ and Steve the 1973 film Papillon very much fulfills that definition. Neither of them have seen the version starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, so don’t expect comparisons to that classic film. Instead JJ and Steve focus on their struggle with the 2017 version starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek.

When is a movie that features characters trying to break out of prison not a prison break movie? How can you watch a man earn his freedom and not feel elated? These are just a few of the questions that JJ and Steve dig into during their conversation about Papillon (2017).

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