A Prayer Before Dawn

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.

Une prière avant l'aube
France, United Kingdom 2018
  • Czech
116 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Drug-addicted boxer Billy Moore ends up in a Thai prison, where he experiences personal hell. His situation eventually leads him to attempt suicide. He finds hope in Thai boxing. He starts training in prison and soon gets a chance to fight. It doesn't take long before he's transferred to the fighter's cell. In the challenging combat sport, Billy finds a new meaning in life and a way to deal with the reality of the infamous Thai prison. But will it be enough to get him over his drug addiction?

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Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Based on: Billy Moore
Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese
Cinematography: David Ungaro
Music: Nicolas Becker
Sound: Séverin Favriau, Cyril Holtz, Matthieu Tertois
Editing: Marc Boucrot
Production Design: Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat
Producer: Roy Boulter, Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicholas Simon
Costumes: Lupt Utama
Cast: Joe Cole, Cherry Miko, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai, Nic Shake, Billy Moore, Sura Sirmalai, Rex Basbas, Somluck Kamsing, Komsan Polsan

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

2018 – Joe Cole (Best Actor)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.