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Une Prière Avant L'aube

Dada Kubin's rating of the film A Prayer Before Dawn

An intense dive into the purgatory of a drug addict and muay thai boxer. We never get to meet the demons from which he escapes with the help of drugs. The camera goes close, but the viewer remains an outsider. Instead the movie concentrates on fighting: the drugs, the other inmates, opponents inside the ring, and first and foremost his own self-destructive nature. Hard stuff.