A Prayer Before Dawn
First screened in December 2018
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. Cast: Joe Cole, Panya Yimmumphai, Pornchanok Mabklang, Sura Sirmalai, Vithaya Pansringarm, Chaloemporn Sawatsuk, Somlock Kamsing, Komsan Polsan, Sakda Niamhom, Billy Moore. Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese (based on the memoir by Billy Moore). Twitter Capsule:Only Boxing Forgives. Not positive this has much to say but its tactility and humid ambience sure register.
The strengths of presentation here don't immediately entail risk or originality. Indeed, some ideas about masculinity and Eastern Brutality seem old.