Keeping his inner demons at bay by devoting himself to art, metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) has been living for the moment for the past four years. Then, while on tour with his lead-singer/girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke), Ruben realises that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating. Torn between terror and angry denial, Ruben reluctantly agrees to join a small deaf community overseen by Joe, a compassionate Vietnam War veteran. Now, Ruben needs to find some solid ground, understand that being deaf is not a handicap and that deafness isn’t something to fix. But is he willing to accept his new life and learn how to be deaf?
Director: Darius Marder
Writer: Darius Marder, Abraham Marder
Cinematography: Daniël Bouquet
Production Design: Jeremy Woodward
Music: Nicolas Becker, Abraham Marder
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