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Release Date: August 10th, 2018

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
The amazing true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

Cast: Joe Cole, Billy Moore, Pornchanok Mabklang, Panya Yimmumphai, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk, Komsan Polsan, Sakda Niamhom, Sura Sirmalai

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Genres: Action, Thriller

Production Co: HanWay Films, A24, Hurricane Films

Distributors: A24

Ratings & Reviews

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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. show more

  • Cole, best known for a supporting role in the TV series Peaky Blinders, gives everything to this role. It’s a physical transformation in which he convincingly plays a beaten, battered-to-a-pulp boxer who learns the rules of Muay Thai, but also a deep internal reach to deliver a complex, defiantly self-sabotaging character with depth of understanding. show more

  • Prayer dwells with almost swooning rapture on the bodies of young men as they mete out brutal violence on one another, and features a cast composed mostly of unknowns, impressively coached in order to deliver arresting turns onscreen. show more

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