• A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)

A Prayer Before Dawn

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 70
    Film Journal International

    Credit director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and Cole for an impressive achievement that takes viewers on an intense journey. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    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

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