A Prayer Before Dawn: The Brutally Brilliant Prison Boxing Drama Rated 100% On Rotten Tomatoes

When Billy Moore first moved to Thailand, he did so with dreams of finding a better life, following a youth spent on the wrong side of the law, battling drug addiction.

But despite starting out teaching English in the Southeast Asian country, Moore soon found himself drawn into the underground world of fighting and drugs. 

It didn’t take long for Moore’s world to come crashing down around him. Arrested for handling a stolen mobile, Moore was sent to Thailand’s notorious Klong Prem prison on a three-year stretch.

Overcrowded, filthy and steeped in violence, rape and murder was a near-daily occurrence in the “Bangkok Hilton” where the overcrowded cells serve as a breeding ground for HIV, TB, dengue fever and hepatitis.