Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - Out of Competition

Crew:

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese, (based on the memoir ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ by) Billy Moore
DOP: David Ungaro
Production: Meridian, Senorita, Indochina

A Prayer Before Dawn

A film by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

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Based on the international best-seller, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of Billy Moore, a troubled young British boxer sent to one of Thailand's most notorious jails. Refusing to die inside prison, Billy becomes a student of the lethal art of Muay Thai Boxing, and in the process, finds a brotherhood that will guide him on an incredible journey to redemption.
  • Cast:

    Joe Cole, Billy Moore, Vithaya Pansringarm, Pornchanok Mabklang, Panya Yimmumphai, Somluck Kamsing, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk
  • Original Title:

    A Prayer Before Dawn
  • Country:

    United Kingdom, Thailand
  • Year:

    2017
  • 116'

Crew:

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschbein, Nick Saltrese, (based on the memoir ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ by) Billy Moore
DOP: David Ungaro
Production: Meridian, Senorita, Indochina

Schedule

CINEMA NOS AMOREIRAS Sala 2

BUY

Director

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire is a New York-based, French director, whose acclaimed film Johnny Mad Dog (2008) about child-soldiers from Liberia won the Grand Prix at Moscow's 2morrow Film Festival. Sauvaire's film was covered by many top media outlets, including The Guardian UK, The Independent, Time Out, and others. His other works include the short films La mule (2000) Matalo! (2005), and the documentaries A Dios e Carlitos Medellin (2004).
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