"A Prayer Before Dawn" is a 2017 biographical martial arts film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire.
The starring cast includes Joe Cole, Panya Yimmumphai, Vithaya Pansringarm, Billy Moore, Cherry Miko, Nicolas Shake, Sonephet Inthisome, Rex Basbas, Pongrapee Rodmanee, Russel Galupo and others.

Here are "A Prayer Before Dawn" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for A Prayer Before Dawn movie?

Altitude Films on Monday, April 16, 2018 released the trailer for "A Prayer Before Dawn" you can watch here:

Plot summary

What is A Prayer Before Dawn movie plot?

Here is a short review of "A Prayer Before Dawn" movie plot summary.

Billy Moore (Joe Cole), a young British boxer and troubled heroin addict, is arrested in Thailand and charged with possession of stolen goods and a firearm. Incarcerated into Klong Prem prison, he is quickly subjugated to the horrors of Thai prison life, including being moved into a crowded mass cell ruled by cell boss Keng (Panya Yimmumphai), forced to sleep next to a corpse and witnessing at knifepoint the rape of a fellow inmate. Billy's experiences with the other prisoners and personnel are tense, at one point going into a violent frenzy and biting into the neck of a prison guard after being refused painkillers. Following his punishment, he attempts to befriend transgender prisoner Fame (Cherry Miko). Life in prison worsens for Billy, and he retreats into heavy drug abuse; he subsequently beats two Muslim chefs half to death after being bribed ya ba by a corrupt prison guard.
Billy's psyche finally breaks and he attempts suicide by slitting his wrist, though he survives. With a desperate need to fight again and battle his demons, he eventually joins the boxing team with the help of Fame, whom he later develops a romance with. Billy quickly adapts to the art of Muay Thai kickboxing and is able to win his first bout in a close back-and-forth brawl. Impressed by his performance, prison warden Officer Preecha (Vithaya Pansringarm) has him transferred into the boxing team cell, with him being the first foreigner to compete in the national Muay Thai tournament and represent the prison. There he soon develops a comradery with the other boxers, receiving a tattoo on his back. However, he is ambushed by Keng and his gang, who threaten him with a pin prick attack if he loses the tournament. Even worse, it is established that Billy is suffering from hernia due to his drug abuse, and any subsequent damage could result in serious internal bleeding. Regardless, he still desires to compete. The resulting match is gruelling for Billy, as he takes multiple shots to his stomach and is also fouled by his opponent. However, using what he learnt, he manages to knock his opponent out with a spinning back elbow and wins the fight. Despite the victory, the physical trauma is too much, and Billy ends up vomiting blood and passing out.


Who plays who in the A Prayer Before Dawn movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "A Prayer Before Dawn" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Joe Cole  as Billy Moore
Panya Yimmumphai  as Keng
Vithaya Pansringarm  as Officer Preecha
Billy Moore  as Billy Moore's Father
Cherry Miko  as Fame (as Pornchanok Mabklang)
Nicolas Shake  as Doctor
Sonephet Inthisome  as Tiffany
Rex Basbas  as Lady Boy
Pongrapee Rodmanee  as Trustee
Russel Galupo  as Lady Boy
Nopparut Archeeva  as Sombut
Sura Sirmalai  as Chanachol
Chaloemporn Sawatsuk  as M
Tanipol Kamjun  as Lek
Anirut Poklin  as Toon
Somlock Kamsing  as Trainer
Somsak Noichalad  as Trustee
Chalit Panyudod  as Tan
Cheewin Boonyasuwan  as Trustee
Peerawat Teerapabjaroen  as Trustee
Arpichart Parntry  as Trustee
Jessie Castanares  as Police Officer
Sakda Niamhom  as Saiyok
Siriwej Jaroenchom  as Police Officer
Yingyut Audomrit  as Bird
Praphon Suwannakhot  as Ton
Paniwat Paroon  as Muslim
Wisanu Kholekklang  as Trustee
Wiroj Lertwitworawat  as Police Officer
Tanithipong Pakkapantharud  as Muslim
Isoon Poungnak  as Noi
Komsan Polsan  as Patumsuk
Aunnob Khamchoei  as Indian God Power
Anucha Sriyaem  as Kluay
Sadja Yuekyenpaiboon  as Ta
Thanatorn Nuiaiad  as Chui
Nichakran Nabumrung  as Gogo Girl
Sarawut Rungchareantoom  as Guard
Precha Wathanamongkhon  as Tom
Atsadawut Nuchit  as Ae
Siriphong Diluan  as Kie
Vachayan Khamon  as Tiger
Narong Siri  as Papa
Paradorn Areepak  as Boy
Ardune Nudchanard  as Guard
Arpisit Chomjit  as Art
Pairoj Kasankun  as Guard
Oakkharakittikhachok Chokwatcharakonkun  as Bowie
Sarawut Sae Han  as Joke
Patsapon Kaysornmaleethanachok  as Yieow Dang
Clark Castanares  as Son of Lek
Praphan Ploysuwan  as Bum
Wanwanach 'Char' Worrarakkit  as Police Commissioner
Ongard Sitthipatee  as Kaijae
Piyawat Meerum  as Muslim

Release date

When is A Prayer Before Dawn movie release date?

"A Prayer Before Dawn" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 19, 2017 (Cannes), on July 20, 2018 (United Kingdom), on August 9, 2018 (Hungary) and on August 10, 2018 (United States) distributing by A24, DirecTV Cinema, Altitude Film Distribution, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Altitude Film Entertainment, Cinema Mondo, Fabula Films, Koryphäen Film, Odeon, The Searchers, Transformer, Vertigo Média Kft., Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Wild Bunch Distribution, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, HanWay Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Netflix and Remain In Light.


What are A Prayer Before Dawn filming details?

The duration of the film is 117 minutes. The film grossed over $310,035.

"A Prayer Before Dawn" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about A Prayer Before Dawn movie?

"A Prayer Before Dawn" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 92/100. The audience also likes the film.

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