Papillon. Jerry Goldsmith

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Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Steve McQueen) is sentenced to life in prison and transported to the pe...
Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Steve McQueen) is sentenced to life in prison and transported to the penal in French Guyana. Aboard ship on the voyage over, he meets Louis Degas (Dustin Hoffman), a forger. They form a bond that will last them a great many years. The conditions at the penal colony are horrific and Papillon desperately wants to escape. He first attempt ends quickly in failure and as a result he spends 2 years in solitary confinement. His next attempts is somewhat more successful and he actually spends a idyllic time with a tribe of Central America Indians. Once caught however, he does 5 years in solitary confinement. Once released, he decides to make one final attempt at freedom. A major Goldsmith work from the early 70's inspired a lush and memorable theme for one of the composer's most personal works. Strings, Piano and Woodwinds dominate this heartfelt score, delving deep into the relationship between McQueen and Hoffman's characters and their brutal incarceration while a mix of great escape adventure and bleak drama plays out a relatively sparse, but perfectly judged score. The song “Toi, qui regarde la mer” was sung by Nicoletta.
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