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Rare IB Tech Screening! PAPILLON, 1973, Warner Bros., 150 min. McQueen gives one of his greatest performances in the true story of French convict Henri "Papillon" Charriere and his confinement on the hellish penal colony of French Guiana. Brilliantly directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (PLANET OF THE APES, PATTON), with terrific support from Dustin Hoffman as McQueen’s myopic buddy Louis Dega. Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple, Jr., adapted from Charriere’s autobiography.

Official Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6MPWDeG3y0

Added by AmericanCinematheque on June 4, 2010