CANNES FESTIVAL, Joe Cole in “A Prayer Before Dawn”

[Meridian Entertainment / Senorita Films]
Joe Cole and Vithaya Pansrigarm
Directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Billy Moore is a British citizen who was caught with heroin while in Thailand and sent to jail, to later emerge a boxing champion. A white male who gets thrown in jail while sojourning in a completely foreign country and walks out of there a boxing champ makes for the sort of vivid, by-the-bootstraps survival story that movie producers love. As it were, "A Prayer Before Dawn" was adapted from a ... more >