Based on the memoir by Billy Moore, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn recounts the visceral journey through hell of a British drug-dealer who is arrested in Bangkok and sentenced to three years in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. Quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, he finds hope when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments. 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.
in English and Thai with EN subs
UK/USA/FRA/KHM/CHN | 2018 | dir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, with Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Nicolas Shake