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, Violence, sexual violence, drug use & offensive language116 minsFrance, UKEnglish and Thai with English subtitles
ActionWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

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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.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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