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Sound of Noise (2010)

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A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bengt Nilsson ...
Amadeus Warnebring
Sanna Persson ...
Sanna (as Sanna Persson Halapi)
Magnus Börjeson ...
Marcus Boij ...
Marcus (as Marcus Haraldson Boij)
Johannes Björk ...
Fredrik Myhr ...
Anders Vestergard ...
Axel Bergendal ...
Amadeus as a Child
Nina Brundahl Warnolf ...
Mother as Young (as Nina Brunndahl Warnolf)
Martin Bergendal ...
Father as Young
Bilo Frenander ...
Tage Persson ...
Oscar as a Child
Benjamin Peetre ...
Policeman with Radio
Lasse Svensson ...
Motorcycle Police
Paula McManus ...


The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city's civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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The first musical cop movie

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Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brzmienie halasu  »

Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,877 (USA) (9 March 2012)


$24,376 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Police Chief: They won't get away with this! We're going to rid this city of musical scum!
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Crazy Credits

This is a work of fiction. Don't try this at home - electricity kills! See more »


References Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers (2001) See more »


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Just Brilliant!
27 November 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is pure joy, musically and cinematically. Just the idea of having six drummers as terrorists, using everyday objects as instruments is so brilliant it doesn't even matter how good or bad the movie is. Fortunately this movie does great at both having an original idea, great characters and beautiful cinematography. The musical numbers is of course awesome, but also the plot line involving the policeman Warnebring is brilliant. You really feel for the character, even if he starts of as the bad guy(kind of), and you also root for him sometimes, even though he tries to stop the musicians. This is an amazing movie experience that I can recommend for everyone who has a heart(cheesy,but true), and can enjoy great cinema.

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