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Une Prière Avant L'aube

OFF_FRAME's rating of the film A Prayer Before Dawn

Visceral, grimy, shocking and pulling absolutely no punches. Joe Cole is utterly believable here and takes a heavy beating in several long fight sequences that are a flurry of growling, heaving testosterone. The camera work, grade and raw production design combine beautifully to bring to life the seedier underbelly of Thailand. 4 stars