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‘A Prayer Before Dawn’. About to HIT our screens.

Tim Newton

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‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ is a 2017 British-French drama film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. It was shown in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and stars Joe Cole as Billy Moore. Bar girls, drugs, a young farang in Thailand to have a good time… what could possibly go wrong?!

'A Prayer Before Dawn'. About to HIT our screens. | News by Thaiger

The film’s screenplay has been adapted from the 2014 best seller of the same name. ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ is based on the true story of Billy Moore, a young British boxer who ends up in Chiang Mai Central Prison and later at the ‘Bangkok Hilton’, the infamous Klong Prem Central Prison in the capital.

It looks gritty, violent, sweaty and probably not going to have a happy ending. The movie has a rock solid production backing with the U.S.-based A24 studio – the Producers behind recent independent outings including The Lobster, Ex-Machina and Room.

We don’t know when it’s going to be showing in Phuket but looks like it’s one to watch out for.

 

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    Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2011. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 42 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program (public radio Australia), presented over 11,000 radio news bulletins, 3,950 in Thailand alone, hosted 1050 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. He also reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand. As founder of The Thaiger in 2016, Tim is the current English Content Manager for the company, based in their Bangkok HQ.

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