You know? Stop right there! After all, this is a press event, and press tours often involve very tedious days in which actors have to answer repetitive questions from dozens of reporters. So, we go somewhere a hell of a lot more interesting.
Watch Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek’s Naked Shower Scene from ‘Papillon’
Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek Star In 'Papillon' [TIFF Review]
The only major deviation from the film comes from the opening, which whisks viewers away to Paris, where safecracker Papillon Charlie Hunnam is living the good life with his girlfriend a wasted Eve Hewson. The criminal makes good money pulling lucrative jobs for a gangland boss, but winds up framed for murder, when he attempts to keep some of the loot for himself. However, the exchange of goods for services rendered blossoms into a tight friendship as the pair endure the unforeseen horrors that await them in the French colony. But not only were the convicted captive to the penal colony, so too were the guards, who were corruptible, and trying to survive the unpleasant working conditions in their own way. All of this was patiently unfolded and carefully laid out, particularly in the first half hour of the movie, as it established not just the unforgiving world those being shipped to South America were about to face, but the harsh geography that surrounded them, as beautiful as it was deadly. The most fatal misunderstanding in the material comes in the complexity of the bond that forms between Papillon and Degas. The character is streamlined to the point of stripping Papillon of any dimension.