A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn

Joe Cole (Green Room) is British Muay Thai fighter Billy Moore in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's adaptation of his tale of survival in Thailand’s Klong Prem prison.

"Based on the international best-seller, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of Billy Moore, a troubled young British boxer sent to one of Thailand's most notorious jails. Refusing to die inside prison, Billy becomes a student of the lethal art of Muay Thai Boxing, and in the process, finds a brotherhood that will guide him on an incredible journey to redemption." (Cannes Film Festival)

2017Rating: R18+, High impact themes and sexual violence116 minsFrance, UKEnglish and Thai with English subtitles
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A Prayer Before Dawn / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema, given elevating human dimension by rising star Joe Cole's ferociously physical lead performance.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

No one would accuse it of breaking new ground, or finding fascinating new paths across its well-worn prison yard. But Sauvaire's drama is lean and trim and unwavering in its task.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Destined for cult appreciation and a breakthrough in the remarkable Cole's career.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

'Midnight Express' meets 'Ong-Bak,' and that's a good thing.

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