A Prayer Before Dawn

Based on the international best-seller, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of Billy Moore, a troubled young British boxer 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.

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Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire


Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Executive Producer: James Schamus, Jennifer Dong, Woody Mu, Peter Watson
Producer: Nicholas Simon, Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Rita Dagher
Screenwriter: Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese
Cinematographer: David Ungaro
Editor: Marc Boucrot
Production Designer: Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat
Sound Designer: Séverin Favriau, Nassim El Mounabbih
Music: Nicolas Becker
Principal Cast: Joe Cole


Publicity Contact
Rachel Giltz
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Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Action,Thriller
Screening Section: Midnighters
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["Thailand"]
Language: English, Thai
Runtime: 116:00 mins