A Prayer Before Dawn

2017/Color/116 mins/France, UK




Category Cinema International
Director Jean-Stephane Sauvaire
Producer Rita Dagher
Screenplay Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese
Cinematography David Ungaro
Editor Marc Boucrot
Music Nicolas Becker
Set Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat
Costume NA
Cast Joe Cole (Billy Moore), Vithaya Pansringram (Officier Preecha), Pornchanok Mabklan (Fame), Panya Yimmumohai (Keng), Somluck Kamsing (Suthin), Chaloemporn Sawatsuk (M)
Production Company Senorita Films, France; Meridian Entertainment, China; Indochina Films, Thailand
World Sales Hanway Films, Tel: +44 20 7290 0750
Festival/Awards NA

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.

Director:
Jean-Stephane Sauvaire
Jean-Stephane Sauvaire started out as assistant director in 1992 on Les Nuits Fauves by Cyril Collard. He worked on feature films with directors such as Gaspar Noe, Bernie Bonvoisin, Karim Dridi, Siegfried and Laetitia Masson.

Selected Filmography:
Johnny Mad Dog (2008).