Papillon [2018] ★★★

Here’s a pleasant surprise: a remake that doesn’t suck. It would be easy to dismiss it at first as an updated version that has no reason to exist, but once you warm up to it, it’s just as brutal and poignant as the 1973 classic starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. The “heroes” this time around are Charlie Hunnam (“King Arthur”) and Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot) who show real acting chops as two prisoners who spent years together planning their escape. If you’ve seen the original movie, then you probably know the outcome of the story. Either way, you’ll find yourself rooting for these characters, every step of the way, as they try to survive the horrific conditions of this merciless prison. If I’m being completely honest, I still prefer Steve McQueen over Charlie Hunnam in the title role. But there’s no denying that Hunnam gives it his very best, and you can’t possibly dismiss that. Same goes for Malek. I guess if you had to remake a film, at least hire the right actors for the job, and the people behind this film got it right. It’s a long, and quite often violent ride. But it’s a ride worth taking.

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  1. Hayda el felem elou teibi3 .
    Ba3d ma byehroub min Guinea el Faranciyei birouh 3a Vanezwella w bijareb hazou bil hayeit
    Byechteghil bi manjam zahab .w 3end ma byerja3 min el jabal kein baddou ybi3 el zahab .bi chouf kiosk maktoub 3aly ‘MonteLibanon exchange’
    Bi bi3 el zahab w bye3ti el exchanger check 3a Banek bi Caracas. Lamma addamou lil banek teli3 bala racid😠
    Byerja3 3al jabal bass ma kein fi kiosk ..harab el lbneini.
    Bi oul papillon ana yalli 3ajazit 3layi el douwal khada3ni weihid taht el jabal lebneini …chu hal 3aar
    Kein mafroud yen3emil felem bi awal el 80’s …esm el kitab BANCO
    A book that id a must in every maktabi .Real story

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