Sound of Metal

Released: 2019 Running Time: 120 mins

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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?

Key People:

Director: Darius Marder

Writer: Darius Marder, Abraham Marder

Cinematography: Daniƫl Bouquet

Production Design: Jeremy Woodward

Music: Nicolas Becker, Abraham Marder

Further Information

For further information, full cast and crew listings, trivia and reviews, please see the Sound of Metal Page on IMDB.

Upcoming screenings

10 December 2021


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