A Prayer Before Dawn
First screened in December 2018
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. Cast: Joe Cole, Panya Yimmumphai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Sura Sirmalai, Vithaya Pansringarm, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk, Somlock Kamsing, Komsan Polsan, Sakda Niamhom, Billy Moore. Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese (based on the memoir by Billy Moore).

Twitter Capsule: Only Boxing Forgives. Not positive this has much to say but its tactility and humid ambience sure register.

VOR:   The strengths of presentation here don't immediately entail risk or originality. Indeed, some ideas about masculinity and Eastern Brutality seem old.

Photo © 2017 Señorita Films, © 2018 A24

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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