Sound of Metal

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2020
  • Running time: 121 min
During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. read more
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During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.

Original Release

11/20/2020

Cast

Olivia Cooke Lou
Riz Ahmed Ruben
Mathieu Amalric Richard Berger
Jamie Ghazarian Concert Goer
Paul Raci Joe
Tom Kemp Dr. Paysinger
Chris Perfetti Harlan
David Arthur Sousa Rock Fan (as David Arthur)
William Xifaras Michael's Father
Michael Tow Pharmacist
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Darius Marder

Writers

Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Derek Cianfrance

Cast

Olivia Cooke Lou
Riz Ahmed Ruben
Mathieu Amalric Richard Berger
Jamie Ghazarian Concert Goer
Paul Raci Joe
Tom Kemp Dr. Paysinger
Chris Perfetti Harlan
David Arthur Sousa Rock Fan (as David Arthur)
William Xifaras Michael's Father
Michael Tow Pharmacist
Rena Maliszewski Audiologist
Bill Thorpe The Man
Marisa Defranco Student
Shaheem Sanchez Shaheem
Jeremy Lee Stone ASL Teacher (as Jeremy Lee Sanchez)
Lauren Ridloff Diane
Hillary Baack Hannah
Chelsea Lee Jenn

Producers

Fredric King Executive Producer
Riz Ahmed Executive Producer
Derek Cianfrance Executive Producer
Dickey Abedon Executive Producer
Corentin De Saedeleer Executive Producer
Kirt Gunn Executive Producer
Daniel Sbrega Executive Producer
Dimitri Verbeeck Executive Producer
Sacha Ben Harroche Producer
Bert Hamelinck Producer
Bill Benz Producer
Hannah Reyer Producer
Chris Stinson Producer

Editors

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

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