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Sound of Metal (2019)

Drama, Music

Director: Darius Marder
Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Darius Marder, Abraham Marder
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff

"Music was his world. Then silence revealed a new one."

During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career—and with it, his life—is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.

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

Awards: 19 wins & 39 nominations.
Runtime: 120 min



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