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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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Billy Moore (based on the memoir by), Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Joe Cole ... Billy Moore
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Officer Preecha
Pornchanok Mabklang Pornchanok Mabklang ... Fame
Panya Yimmumphai ... Keng
Billy Moore Billy Moore ... Billy Moore's Father
Sonephet Inthisome Sonephet Inthisome ... Tiffany
Rex Basbas Rex Basbas ... Lady Boy
Nicolas Shake ... Doctor
Somlock Kamsing Somlock Kamsing ... Trainer
Russel Galupo Russel Galupo ... Lady Boy
Tanipol Kamjun Tanipol Kamjun ... Lek
Sakda Niamhom Sakda Niamhom ... Saiyok
Paradorn Areepak Paradorn Areepak ... Boy
Ardune Nudchanard Ardune Nudchanard ... Guard
Sura Sirmalai Sura Sirmalai ... Chanachol
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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 »

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A Prayer Before Dawn See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The inmates in the film are all played by real ex-inmates who have served time in Thai prisons. See more »

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B15-A
Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
Composed by Scott Morgan
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You haven't seen such a movie...
8 September 2018 | by jon-22643See all my reviews

It's not a typical movie... it's a slow, realistic, painful movie, about what happens inside a Thai prison, which is basically hell, Don't expect to see an action movie, it is not, and do expect to see some horrible and disturbing sites. It's important to anyone to see this movie, as it also has educational value. The Thai boxing is just a minor part of the movie, and a tool to show how far a man is willing to go, how much suffer, to get a redemption, and fight his inside demons. Amazing camera work, and the acting of all actors especially the Thai prisoners (most participant are not actors at all) is fabulous. It looks so real you almost forget it's a movie and not a real life documentary. The leading actor in this movie is a brave guy to take such a hard role, which required a lot of practice and preparations. I highly recommend you watch it, some scenes in this movie you will never forget.


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