In this scene, Papillon and Louis are looking over a cliff and discussing a plan to get off the penal colony – an isolated island. The sea is below and they are watching the waves roll in and out.
Papillon: bag of coconuts, tied together, just throw them over, float out on a wave
Louis: then what happens?
Papillon: the mainland is only 24 miles, you just drift with the current, only 2 days
Louis: you are certain?
Louis: it seems so, so desperate
Louis: do you think it will work?
Papillon: does it matter?
– Movie Papillon, 1973