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Sound of Metal (2019)

R | | Drama, Music | 14 August 2020 (USA)
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Releases August 14, 2020
A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Director:

Darius Marder

Writers:

Derek Cianfrance (story by), Abraham Marder | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Olivia Cooke ... Lou
Riz Ahmed ... Ruben
Mathieu Amalric ... Richard Berger
Lauren Ridloff ... Diane
William Xifaras ... Ruben's Father
Jamie Ghazarian ... Concert Goer
Chris Perfetti ... Harlan
Paul Raci ... Joe
Michael Tow ... Pharmacist
Tom Kemp ... Dr. Paysinger
Rena Maliszewski ... Audiologist
Hillary Baack ... Hannah
Bill Thorpe ... The Man
David Arthur Sousa ... Rock Fan (as David Arthur)
Shaheem Sanchez ... Shaheem

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Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed accepts the 2019 IMDb STARmeter Award from Founder and CEO Col Needham on his visit to IMDb at Toronto, Presented by Intuit: QuickBooks.

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A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

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Rated R for language throughout and brief nude images | See all certifications »
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Breathtaking performance from an underrated Riz Ahmed
15 September 2019 | by arshadfilms1See all my reviews

The Sound of Metal is definitely one of the top films this year and it has everything to do with the steak kar performances of the lead actor Riz Ahmed. With blond hair it's hard to even place him as a Pakistani playing the role. Ahmed is an intense actor and takes us into the world of a tormented drummer trying to come to terms with losing his hearing not long after overcoming addiction. This new battle takes him into an unfamiliar world where the sound design helps the audience feel what the protagonist must feel. This film selves into experimentation with the auditory experience of cinema. An absolute must-watch.


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