Sound of Metal

Nominee
Best Picture
Academy Awards
Nominee
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Academy Awards
Nominee
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy Awards
Propelled by a distinctive style and a potent lead performance, Darius Marder's 'Sound of Metal' builds a singular tension between silence and noise.

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Sound of Metal

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.
R
Genre
Drama, Music
Runtime
120
Language
English
Director
Darius Marder
Cast
Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci
Awards:
Nominee, Best Picture, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

In the 2020 drama 'Mogul Mowgli,' co-writer and star Riz Ahmed played a British-Pakistani rapper struck down by a debilitating illness on the eve of his international breakthrough. In 'Sound of Metal,' which premiered in Toronto in 2019, Ahmed plays an American drummer whose life is turned upside ...

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