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Sound of Metal (2019)

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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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Darius Marder

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Cast

Credited cast:
Olivia Cooke ... Lou
Riz Ahmed ... Ruben
Lauren Ridloff ... Diane
Mathieu Amalric ... Richard Berger
Jamie Ghazarian ... Concert Goer
David Arthur Sousa ... Rock Fan (as David Arthur)
Tom Kemp ... Dr. Paysinger
William Xifaras ... Michael's Father
Chris Perfetti ... Harlan
Hillary Baack ... Hannah
Michael Tow ... Pharmacist
Paul Raci ... Joe
Bill Thorpe ... The Man
Rena Maliszewski ... Audiologist
Chelsea Lee ... Jenn
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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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Drama | Music

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Country:

USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Zvuk metala See more »

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Caviar See more »
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The plot and the main characters are very similar to Derek Cianfrance's Metalhead, in which the drummer of a heavy metal band blows his eardrums out and must learn to adapt to a world of silence. Cianfrance's film has been in post-production since 2009, and it stars Jucifer's band members and real life couple Edgar Livengood and Gazelle Amber Valentine playing themselves. Darius Marder was one of the screenwriters of Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines (2012). See more »

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Standard and unengaging drama with exceptional sound design and lead performance
1 November 2019 | by dimon77-773-469907See all my reviews

Pretty much title. If you take out the sound design and Riz Ahmed there is nothing special about this at all. However, those two things do elevate it above an average film and the ending is also super effective. The theatre reacted very strongly to that section, myself included.


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