Based on the international best-seller by Liverpool boxer Billy Moore, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of a troubled young British boxer (played by Joe Cole from Green Room), who is sent to one of Thailand’s most notorious jails. Refusing to die inside prison, Billy becomes a student of the lethal art of Muay Thai Boxing, and in the process, finds a brotherhood that will guide him on an incredible journey to redemption. ‘Fists-punching, face-pulping, defiantly, flailingly unknowable and never willingly sympathetic, young British actor Joe Cole pounds his way through Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s hard-edged Thai prison drama.’ (Screen Daily)

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