새벽 전의기도 (영화) - A Prayer Before Dawn (film)

새벽 전의기도
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극장 개봉 포스터
감독 Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  • 로이 볼터
  • 리타 다거
  • 솔 파파도풀로스
  • 니콜라스 사이먼
  • 조나단 허쉬 바인
  • 닉 살 트레스
기반 새벽 전에기도 : 내 악몽 태국의 교도소에
의한 빌리 무어
주연 조 콜
음악 니콜라스 베커
영화 촬영법 데이비드 운 가로
편집자 마크 보크 로트
  • 2017 년 5 월 19 일 ( ) (2017-05-19)
  • 2018 년 7 월 20 일 (영국) (2018-07-20)
  • 2018 년 8 월 10 일 (미국) (2018-08-10)
시간을 실행
117 분 [1]
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • France
  • China
Language English
Box office $310,035[2]

A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2017 biographical martial arts film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, written by Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese and starring Joe Cole. It is based on the book A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand's Prisons by Billy Moore.[3][4] The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2017. It was released in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2018, by Altitude Film Distribution, and in the United States on 10 August 2018, by A24.


Billy Moore, 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, 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. 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 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.

Billy is quickly rushed to hospital, and after waking up, he sneaks out of the building and into the cityscape. Billy soon reconsiders his actions and returns back to the hospital. After being transferred, he meets his father (played by the real Billy Moore) and the two exchange a solemn smile.

End credits reveal that after serving three years, Billy Moore was transferred to a UK prison and released on an amnesty by the King of Thailand in October 2010. Since his release, he has devoted his life to working with other addicts and fighting to maintain his own recovery.



2014 년 10 월, Charlie Hunnam 이 Billy Moore가 쓴 회고록을 바탕으로 Jonathan Hirschbein과 Nick Saltrese가 쓴 각본에서 Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire 감독과 함께 영화에 출연 할 것이라고 발표 되었습니다. Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos 및 Roy Boutler는 HanWay Films 와 함께 Senorita Films 배너에서 프로듀서로 활동할 예정 입니다. [5] 2015 년 10 월 조 콜이 훈남을 대신해 영화 배우에 합류했다. [6]


A Prayer Before Dawn: A Nightmare in Thailand was first published in 2014 by Maverick House, Dublin, Ireland. In February 2017, A24 acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[7] In April 2017, Altitude Film Distribution acquired U.K. distribution rights to the film.[8] The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 15 May 2017.[9][10] It went onto screen at South by Southwest on 12 March 2018.[11]

2018 년 7 월 20 일에 영국에서 [12] , 2018 년 7 월 12 일에 DirecTV Cinema통해 미국 에서 출시되었으며, 2018 년 8 월 10 일에 한정 출시 되었습니다. [13] [14]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 92% based on 61 reviews, and an average rating of 7.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "A Prayer Before Dawn is far from an easy watch, but this harrowing prison odyssey delivers rich rewards — led by an outstanding central performance from Joe Cole."[15] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 76 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[16]


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  4. ^ "'A Prayer Before Dawn' pulls no punches in its portrayal of boxing in Thailand's prisons". The National. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
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  6. ^ Barraclough, Leo (30 October 2015). "'Peaky Blinders' Star Joe Cole Boards Thai Kick-Boxing Thriller 'Prayer Before Dawn'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
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  11. ^ "A Prayer Before Dawn". SXSW Schedule. South by Southwest. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  12. ^ "A Prayer Before Dawn". Launching Films. Film Distributors Association. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  13. ^ "AT&T Delivers 'A Prayer Before Dawn' the Muay Thai Boxing Story Shot in a Real Thai Prison". AT&T. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  14. ^ Dry, Jude (19 July 2018). "'A Prayer Before Dawn' Trailer: Joe Cole Leads Cannes Boxing Drama Shot in a Thai Prison". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  15. ^ "A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
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