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A Prayer Before Dawn
France | 2017 | 117’ | DCP | Colour | Thai, English | Group: D

Director: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

Dec 11 (Mon) 21:30 Macao Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre
Guest Appearance

Below film delegation will have meet and greet session with the audience before the screening.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Cast Member: Joe Cole


Billy Moore is a troubled young British man whose life spirals into hell when he is given a three year sentence in one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons on drug charges. Life on the inside is vicious, and Billy has to navigate his way around the constant threat of gang violence, drug abuse and sexual assault. But when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes that boxing is his only hope for survival and possibly represents a road to redemption.


Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

French-born Jean-Stephane Sauvaire started his career as assistant director on the celebrated film Les Nuits Fauves directed by the late Cyril Collard in 1992. In 2000 he became a director in his own right and made three short films before the documentary feature Carlitos Medellin (2004). His first narrative feature film was Johnny Mad Dog in 2008 which he co-produced with Mathieu Kassovitz and which screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. A Prayer Before Dawn is his third feature, and he also directed the TV film Punk for ARTE in 2012.

Director Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

Producers Rita Dagher, Sol Papadopoulos

Cast Joe Cole, Billy Moore, Vithaya Pansringarm, Pornchanok Mabklang, Panya Yimmumphai

Scriptwriter Nick Saltrese, Jonathan Hirschbein

Cinematographer David Ungaro

Editor Marc Boucrot

Production Design Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat


Music Nicolas Becker

Sound Design Severin Favriau

Productions Senorita Films, Hurricane Films


World Sales Hanway Films