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Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Sentenced to life imprisonment in the infamous Devil's Island prison camp for a murder he did not commit, Henri 'Papillon' Charriere's only passion is to escape. To this end he offers to watch over forger Louis Dega, for the man has money. But the jungle and years of brutality lie between Papillon (the butterfly) and freedom. Prison drama based on a true story. Show less

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