A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2017 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, from a screenplay written by Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese, starring Joe Cole. It is based on the book A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand’s Prisons by Billy Moore.
The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2017. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2018, by Altitude Film Distribution and in the United States on 10 August 2018, by A24.
The amazing true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand’s most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.
Initial release: August 10, 2018 (USA)
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Cinematography: David Ungaro
Music composed by: Nicolas Becker
Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese
Distributed by: A24, Altitude Film Distribution