PRE­VIEW: PAPIL­LON (15)

Llanelli Star - - Film Reviews -

RAMI MALEK is a strong con­tender for an Os­car nom­i­na­tion as Best Ac­tor for his bravura per­for­mance as Fred­die Mer­cury in Bo­hemian Rhap­sody.

He pro­vides ster­ling sup­port in di­rec­tor Michael Noer’s drama based on the au­to­bi­ogra­phies of Henri Char­riere.

Revered safe cracker Henri (Char­lie Hun­nam) is nick­named Papil­lon (but­ter­fly) and has a gift for break­ing into im­pen­e­tra­ble vaults on be­half of mem­bers of the Parisian un­der­world.

Framed for a mur­der he claims he did not com­mit, Henri is con­signed to the no­to­ri­ous pe­nal colony on Devil’s Is­land in French Guyana.

En route to South Amer­ica, Henri be­friends a fel­low pris­oner, a coun­ter­feiter called Louis Vega (Malek), who is sus­pected of hid­ing money.

The two men hatch an es­cape plan from Devil’s Is­land and they in­volve two other pris­on­ers in their dare­devil scheme.

Char­lie Hun­nam and Rami Malek

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