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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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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
Rex Basbas Rex Basbas ... Lady Boy
Sonephet Inthisome Sonephet Inthisome ... Tiffany
Russel Galupo Russel Galupo ... Lady Boy
Nichakran Nabumrung Nichakran Nabumrung ... Gogo Girl
Somlock Kamsing Somlock Kamsing ... Trainer
Sakda Niamhom Sakda Niamhom ... Saiyok
Chaloemporn Sawatsuk Chaloemporn Sawatsuk ... M
Sura Sirmalai Sura Sirmalai ... Chanachol
Patsapon Kaysornmaleethanachok Patsapon Kaysornmaleethanachok ... Yieow Dang
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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 Your Way Out 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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UK | France | China | Cambodia | USA

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English | Thai

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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A Prayer Before Dawn See more »

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Joe Cole went through months of extensive boxing training and spend much time with the real Billy Moore and his family in Liverpool before shooting started. See more »

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Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
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a trip to a hell and not quite back
10 October 2017 | by fai-90469See all my reviews

Really intense prison-/boxing-/survival-drama. Its shocking, uncomfortable and harsh. Fortunately I have never been to a Prison like that but It felt so real. Where did they find all these tattooed thugs? The characters are all believable and the cinematography is original. You can see an impressive "oner" during the first fight in the ring. There is very little dialog and the subtitles for are absent for most of the time. I suspect this is done on purpose to make us feel like the protagonist Billy Moore. The sound design is great! The panting is loud during some of the scenes and the clashing, sweaty bodies in the fights sound just fantastic! The only complaint that I have is that it felt a bit long because it got a little repetitive, especially during the training sessions.


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