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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

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The true 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.

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Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay), Nick Saltrese (screenwriter)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cole ... Billy Moore
Pornchanok Mabklang Pornchanok Mabklang ... Fame
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Officer Preecha
Panya Yimmumphai ... Keng
Billy Moore Billy Moore ... Billy Moore's Father
Nicolas Shake ... Doctor
Sonephet Inthisome Sonephet Inthisome ... Tiffany
Rex Basbas Rex Basbas ... Lady Boy
Russel Galupo Russel Galupo ... Lady Boy
Sura Sirmalai Sura Sirmalai ... Chanachol
Somlock Kamsing Somlock Kamsing ... Trainer
Nichakran Nabumrung Nichakran Nabumrung ... Gogo Girl
Sakda Niamhom Sakda Niamhom ... Saiyok
Komsan Polsan Komsan Polsan ... Patumsuk
Chaloemporn Sawatsuk Chaloemporn Sawatsuk ... M
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Billy Moore, an English boxer, down on his luck, addicted to Ya Ba, and stuck in Thailand, ends up getting arrested and sent to Chiang Mai Prison, where he struggles to survive and eventually ends up fighting in Muay Tai boxing tournaments. Written by Gabe Hernandez

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Fight for your life See more »


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Rated R for strong violence including a brutal rape sequence, drug use and language throughout, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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UK | France | China | Cambodia | USA

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Prayer Before Dawn See more »

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2.35 : 1
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In Kuwait, the film had been banned twice for excessive brutality. Eventually the distributors pledged with the authorities that if they got one single complaint from the audience, they would eventually pull it from cinemas risking a total loss on P&A spend. The film became a solid indie hit in the country. See more »

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Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
Composed by Scott Morgan
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Gripping and relentless.
17 September 2018 | by lawrencehobartSee all my reviews

Brutal, multidimensional, powerful and raw, this is a one of a kind event, indistinguishable from reality in every way. Truly mesmerising and utterly convincing, one can only imagine it might be the truest 'true story' one mat ever view. An inspiring story of the power of human resilience against all odds, any critic not giving this film the perfect summary it deserves is either pretentious, ignorant to art, or, more forgivable, utterly out of touch with the dark side of the world.


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