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.... More

"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)Hide

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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. Full Review

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