Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2017: Complete Guide to the Midnight Screenings

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2017: Complete Guide to the Midnight Screenings

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A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN (UK-FR)

Dir: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Joe Cole (Green Room, Peaky Blinders) stars in this action film based on the true story of Billy Moore, who survived a Thai prison ordeal by becoming a Muay Thai boxing champion. The film is Sauvaire's second feature; his debut Johnny Mad Dog premiered in Un Certain Regard in 2008. James Schamus was an executive producer on the project and helped raise money from Chinese outfit Meridian Entertainment. A24 closed a deal for North American distribution rights at this year's Berlinale.

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THE MERCILESS (S KOR, PICTURED)

Dir: Byun Sung-hyun

Directed by Whatcha Wearin'? helmer Byun, The Merciless stars Seol Gyeong-gu (Lucid Dream, Cold Eyes) as a gangster - gunning for the top spot in his criminal organisation - who partners up with a newbie (played by Yim Si-wan) while in prison. This is the first action film for Yim, a member of South Korean boyband ZE:A, who also featured in 2013 local hit The Attorney. …

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