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Sound of Noise (2010)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Music  -  9 March 2012 (USA)
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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 ...
Magnus
Marcus Boij ...
Marcus (as Marcus Haraldson Boij)
Johannes Björk ...
Johannes
Fredrik Myhr ...
Myran
Anders Vestergard ...
Anders
Axel Bergendal ...
Amadeus as a Child
Nina Brundahl Warnolf ...
Mother as Young
Martin Bergendal ...
Father as Young
Bilo Frenander ...
Grand-Father
Tage Persson ...
Oscar as a Child
Benjamin Peetre ...
Policeman with Radio
Lasse Svensson ...
Motorcycle Police
Paula McManus ...
Colette
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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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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$24,376 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Slight but highly entertaining
20 September 2010 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Give credit to Sound of Noise: despite dealing with such lofty themes such as the nature of music and its performance, it never becomes unnecessarily arty or academic. Instead, the movie has loads of quirky humour and an energetic plot, driven by a group of drummers-become-art-terrorists and their plan of turning everyday urban soundscapes into avant-garde percussion pieces. Bengt Nilsson does a nice performance as Amadeus Warnebring, a manic, tone-deaf and music-hating offspring of a family of classical pianists and conductors. The drummers are presented pretty much as caricatures of progressive musicians, but as such they're spot-on and funny. Even though the film-makers' sympathies are clearly on the side of the drummers, they're not above making gentle fun of avant-garde's excesses, and they're also surprisingly understanding of Warnebring's desire to live in a world of silence, with no music. The plot of the movie is slight, with some key elements left unexplained, but its fast-paced and constantly entertaining execution makes up for that. At the heart of Sound of Noise are the percussion pieces performed by the drummers, and they do not disappoint. The four performances seen in the film are awe-inspiring in their mise-en-scène, sound design and editing. For those scenes alone, Sound of Noise would be worth a view; as a whole, it's a quirky but easily-digested piece of pop art.


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