A man with nothing left to lose has everything to fight for! Witness a true life story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom! A Prayer Before Dawn will premiere on August 10, 2018.
A Prayer Before Dawn is 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 a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Starring: Billy Moore, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk, Joe Cole, Nicolas Shake, Panya Yimmumphai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Sakda Niamhom, Somlock Kamsing, Sura Sirmalai, Vithaya Pansringarm
Genre(s): Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, Crime
Runtime: 116 minutes
A Prayer Before Dawn Movie Ratings and Review
Metacritics Ratings and Review
At once exhausting and astonishing, this no-holds-barred adaptation of British junkie-turned-pugilist Billy Moore’s Thai prison memoir is a big, bleeding feat of extreme cinema, given elevating human dimension by rising star Joe Cole’s ferociously physical lead performance.
-Variety- Guy Lodge
Rotten Tomatoes Ratings and Review
Rotten Tomato Review
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.
IMDb’s Ratings and Review
Overall Score: 7.1/10
Could have had more direction but nonetheless worth watching.