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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bengt Braskered ...
Amadeus Warnebring (as Bengt Nilsson)
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 (as Nina Brunndahl Warnolf)
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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The first musical cop movie


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

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,376 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Sanna: Listen to this city, contaminated by shitty music. It's time to strike back. We'll give this city a concert it'll never forget.
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This is a work of fiction. Don't try this at home - electricity kills! See more »

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

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Children's Corner: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Julia Isaksson
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Swedish madness!
30 March 2011 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Viewed at the Festival du Film, Cannes 2010

Now that you've read the plot summary... Okay, a group of drummers terrorise a city with their daring musical 'raids' while a tone deaf, music hating, detective tries to track them down... The Sound of Noise is the kind of dark comedic madness only the Scandinavians do so well: percussionists as musical terrorists laying down the beat for an entire city.

This is a conceit built around the musicians themselves, taking several of their set-piece numbers and weaving them into a narrative structure. In this sense, seen as a film with the classic three act structure, story and character development etc., Sound of Noise is less successful. But as a showcase for amazing musical ability and sheer imagination, this film cannot be beaten.


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