A Prayer Before Dawn

Synopsis: The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.
Production: A24 and DIRECTV
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
73
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
R
Year:
2017
116 min
88 Views


(DISTANT CHANTING)

- Okay?

- Yeah.

(CROWD SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(BREATHING DEEPLY)

(CROWD CHEERING)

(INHALES DEEPLY)

(COMMENTATOR SPEAKING THAI)

(CROWD CHEERING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

- (CROWD SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

- (BOTH GRUNTING)

(CROWD CHEERING)

(SHOUTING CONTINUES)

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

- (BELL DINGS)

- (SHOUTING CONTINUES)

(SHOUTING STOPS)

(CROWD CHEERING)

- (SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

- No, no, no.

I want to fight! I have

to fight. I have to fight.

(CROWD GASPS)

(ALL GRUNTING)

(INAUDIBLE)

(DANCE MUSIC PLAYING)

- You got the money?

- Yeah, man.

Thanks.

(MAN SHOUTING IN THAI)

(BANGING ON DOOR)

(COUGHS)

(BANGING CONTINUES)

(GRUNTS)

(SHOUTING IN THAI)

Okay.

(ALL CONTINUE SHOUTING

IN THAI)

(GRUNTING)

I don't speak Thai. I don't...

I don't know

what you're saying,

I don't know what

you're sayin'.

I don't know

what you're fucking saying,

I don't understand.

- (SHOUTING IN THAI)

- (GROANING)

(OFFICERS SPEAKING THAI)

(GROANING)

(SIREN WAILING)

(OFFICER SPEAKING THAI)

(COUGHS)

(SPEAKING THAI)

(GUARDS SPEAKING THAI)

(PRISONERS CHANTING

IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(GUARDS SPEAKING THAI)

Yeah.

Yes.

(GUARDS CONTINUE

SPEAKING THAI)

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(CAMERA CLICKS)

Hmm?

(INAUDIBLE)

(WHISTLE BLOWS)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(CHATTER CONTINUES)

Hey, you okay? Hey.

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(IMITATES SMOKING HEROIN)

(WHISTLE BLOWS)

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(WHISTLES BLOWING)

(GUARD SPEAKING

IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

- (ALL AGREE)

- (CONTINUES IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(ALL CLAMORING)

Get off me!

F*ck off! F*ck off!

You fucking around with me?

I'm going to f*ck you up.

You want to fucking fight?

(WHISTLE BLOWING)

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(PRISONERS AGREEING)

(GUARD CONTINUES SPEAKING

IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(PRISONERS WHOOPING)

(PRISONER SPEAKING THAI)

(ALL CONVERSING IN THAI)

(BOTH SPEAKING THAI)

- Billy.

- Billy.

Billy.

- Moore.

- Billy Moore.

Billy Moore... Moore.

- Billy Moore.

- (PRISONERS LAUGH)

- Yeah.

- Yaba? You said Yaba?

(ALL LAUGHING)

- BILLY:
No.

- No?

- Boxer. Boxer.

- Boxer?

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(IMITATES FELLATIO)

(PRISONERS LAUGHING)

Yes, I understand.

No. No cock.

- No cock.

- No cock.

- No more.

- (ALL LAUGH)

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

One...

(ALL SHOUTING)

Hey! Okay, okay, okay...

(PRISONERS CHATTERING)

(ALL SHOUTING ENCOURAGEMENT)

(ALL LAUGHING)

Stop it, man. F*ck's sake.

What are you doing man?

Don't fucking touch me!

F*ck off!

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

No, no. I stay here.

I stay here.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(PRISONERS LAUGHING)

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(STRUGGLING)

(SPEAKING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(BILLY GRUNTING)

(MUFFLED SCREAMING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GROANING)

(SHOUTING IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

(WHIMPERING)

Okay? You.

- (BANGING ON DOOR)

- (WHISTLES BLOWING)

(SPEAKING THAI)

I need painkillers.

What do you mean,

you don't have?

You're an infirmary.

I was told you did

tramadol for free.

What do you mean,

it's not free?

I've just seen you give it

to five people in a row.

No, I've got no money.

I've got no money.

I've been told it's free.

No, I don't have no...

I have no cigarettes, okay?

I've got no...

I have got no,

and I just want tramadol.

This is not right. Give me...

No, f*ck you, man.

- (SPEAKS IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

- (PRISONERS SHOUTING)

- (GRUNTING)

- (WHISTLE BLOWING)

(ALARM BLARING)

(SHOUTING IN THAI)

Eh? Who wants

to fucking go next?

Who wants to fucking go next?

(YELLING)

(SHOUTING IN THAI)

(GUARDS SPEAKING THAI)

(ALL SPEAKING THAI)

(WHISTLE BLOWS)

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