25thframe.co.uk > Coming Soon > A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn 2018 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.


No cover art for A Prayer Before Dawn
UK release date UK release: 20th July 2018
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US total gross
  $14.5 Thousand
News from around the web
A Prayer Before Dawn review – grim, primal prison drama  The Guardian Sat, 21st July 2018

'A Prayer Before Dawn': Cannes Review | Reviews | Screen  Screen International Fri, 19th May 2017

Review: ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ Drops a British Boxer Into a Thai Prison  The New York Times Thu, 9th August 2018

'A Prayer Before Dawn' Is a Harrowing Prison Drama  Vulture Fri, 10th August 2018

'If I didn't stop, I'd end up dead'  Big Issue North Fri, 30th July 2021

Movie Review - A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)  Flickering Myth Tue, 17th July 2018