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directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
France/Thailand/UK, 2017, English/Thai, 116 minutes

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:30 PM — Plaza Theatre

“A Prayer Before Dawn” is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. 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. Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, “A Prayer Before Dawn” is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.

Cast + Credits

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, & Panya Yimmumphai
Writers: Jonathan Hirschbein & Nick Saltrese
Cinematography: David Ungaro
Editing: Marc Boucrot
Producers: Roy Boulter, Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos, & Nicholas Simon