A Prayer Before Dawn (18)

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A Prayer Before Dawn (18)

France/2017/117mins/18 Dir: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire With: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

The remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand's most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, this is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.

 

"Fists-punching, face-pulping, defiantly, flailingly unknowable and never willingly sympathetic, young British actor Joe Cole pounds his way through Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s hard-edged Thai prison drama"
Screen International

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