The room is full of bodies, pushing, pulling, waving handfuls of cash at other punters. The temperature is rising, sweat pouring off brows. The crowd are baying for blood, the roar growing louder… louder… Then suddenly -
A bell. The fight begins.
A Prayer Before Dawn is based on the autobiography of Billy Moore, a UK Muay Thai fighter who was arrested in Thailand and sent to one of the country’s harshest prisons. A story of pain, rehabilitation and redemption, the film stars Joe Cole as Billy, with Jean-Stepháne Sauvaire directing.
It premiered in a midnight screening at Cannes Film Festival 2017.