Some of the best acting I’ve seen in the past few years, and absolutely the best sound design I’ve ever heard in a movie. I felt emotionally connected the entire way through and simultaneously devastated yet relived when it ended. Please watch this.
Sound of Metal Drama, Music | 120min | December 4, 2020 (United States) 7.8
Director: Darius MarderWriter: Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Derek CianfranceStars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul RaciSummary: Keeping at bay his inner demons by devoting himself to art, metal drummer, Ruben, has been living for the moment for the past four years. Then, while on tour with his lead-singer/girlfriend, Lou, Ruben realises that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating. As this sudden hearing loss turns his world upside down, and numbing fear paired with angry denial take over, Ruben reluctantly accepts 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 Ruben willing to accept his new life and learn how to be deaf? —Nick Riganas
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