A Prayer Before Dawn
- France / UK / Cambodia / US / China
- 1h 56min
- Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
- Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai
True story of an English boxer (Cole) incarcerated in a Thai prison, who decides to participate in Muay Thai competitions to earn his release. Cole's star turn as the Liverpudlian boxer shines through the film's nightmarish depiction of his surroundings
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A Prayer Before Dawn16 Jul 2018
Joe Cole stuns in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's gruelling biopic set in a Thai prison
Prison films can provide a fantastic showcase for young actors, due to the sheer volume of suffering their characters are required to endure; think Ray Winstone in Scum, Jack O'Connell in Starred Up or Tahar Rahim in A Prophet. Stepping up here is Joe…
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