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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.

Writers:

Ola Simonsson (screenplay), Johannes Stjärne Nilsson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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

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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Country:

Sweden | France

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brzmienie halasu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,877, 11 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,376, 8 April 2012
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the concert the main character's brother is conducting the 2nd movement Haydn's Symphony No 94, the Surprise. It features one loud note - a wake up note - to rouse the possibily sleeping audience, but also as a way of poking fun at the overly pretentious listeners. This fits exactly with one theme of this movie where they are poking fun at the pretentious nature of modern artists who believe everything they make is significant. See more »

Quotes

Tony the Mother's New Husband: Caught any bad guys lately? Any violinists caught fiddling?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 94 in G Major - Surprise
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performed by The Malmö Opera Orchestra
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Quirky and entertaining
15 April 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

How about four anarchist drummers performing street music illegally without permits from the proper authorities. The first event takes place in a hospital operating room where an obese man is awaiting surgery and whose body is used as a percussive device.

A bank is next up for these oddball artists. They don't rob it, but instead shred the money, utilizing the sound of the machines for effect.

The third movement, as it were, has the four with giant bulldozers in front of an opera house using the shovel portion thumping up and down on the asphalt of the parking lot as a rhythmic tune.

The final act is an ingenuous undertaking where the musicians are suspended from electrical power transmission lines using metal objects as bows mimicking the sound of a gigantic violin. Art of Noise is a very quirky comedy which I found to be funny and inventive at the same time.


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