Rent Sound of Metal (2019)

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Synopsis:
Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Ruben is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface. Ruben checks himself into a home for deaf addicts run by an eccentric deaf veteran, Joe. In this world of silence and under Joe's tough, observant care, Ruben must confront himself more honestly than ever before. But the love and sound of his old life echoes in Ruben's mind, calling for him to return...
Actors:
, , , , , Domenico Toledo, , Shaheem Sanchez, , , , , , , Elan Sicroff, Jeremy Lee Stone, Ezra Marder, Hartmut Teuber, , Joe Toledo
Directors:
Darius Marder
Producers:
Sacha Ben Harroche, Kathy Benz, Bert Hamelinck
Writers:
Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Derek Cianfrance
Others:
Derek Cianfrance, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Phillip Bladh, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Michelle Couttolenc
Genres:
Drama, Music & Musicals, New Releases
Awards:

2021 BAFTA Best Editing

2021 BAFTA Best Sound

2021 Oscar Best Editing

2021 Oscar Best Sound

BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
120 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/05/2021
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
Chinese, Complex Mandarin, English Hard of Hearing, Korean, Simplified Mandarin, Thai
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
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Fantastic Drama - Sound of Metal review by GI

Spoiler Alert
13/04/2021

A tour de force performance by Riz Ahmed makes this a deeply moving and powerful drama. He plays Ruben, a former drug addict and now the drummer in heavy metal band Black Gammon along with his girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke). They live life on the road together travelling America on tour in their winnebago. But Ruben's life is thrown into total disarray when he loses his hearing. His frustration and utter desperation are wonderfully portrayed by Ahmed assisted by the use of a muted soundtrack to simulate his limited hearing and the closing in of his world. He is forced by Lou to join a community for the deaf where it's taught that deafness is a condition that can be lived with and not something to be cured. But Ruben is desperate to get his old life with Lou back. A well deserved Oscar nomination for Ahmed and a host of other BAFTA and Oscar nods are all justified in this compelling drama. Mathieu Amalric has a small support role. Highly recommended.

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