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Une Prière Avant L'aube

cineholic's rating of the film A Prayer Before Dawn

7/10. Brutal and sparse, A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN is an intense portrait of addiction. Strangely, we never really learn who the central character is--he remains this archetype of self destruction the whole film, with very few attempts to get to know him. The film relies on handheld a bit too much early on, but overall the fight scenes feel real and brutal.