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Sound of Metal (2019)

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Olivia Cooke ... Lou
Riz Ahmed ... Ruben
Lauren Ridloff ... Diane
Mathieu Amalric ... Richard Berger
Jamie Ghazarian ... Concert Goer
Hillary Baack ... Hannah
David Arthur Sousa ... Rock Fan (as David Arthur)
Paul Raci ... Joe
Chris Perfetti ... Harlan
William Xifaras ... Michael's Father
Tom Kemp ... Dr. Paysinger
Michael Tow ... Pharmacist
Rena Maliszewski ... Audiologist
Bill Thorpe ... The Man
Chelsea Lee ... Jenn
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A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Zvuk metala See more »

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Dakota Johnson and Matthias Schoenaerts were attached to the project in 2016, as they wanted to co-star together in another film following A Bigger Splash (2015). However, scheduling conflicts prevented both actors from starring in the film and they were replaced by Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed in 2018. See more »

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Breathtaking performance from an underrated Riz Ahmed
15 September 2019 | by arshadfilms1See all my reviews

The Sound of Metal is definitely one of the top films this year and it has everything to do with the steak kar performances of the lead actor Riz Ahmed. With blond hair it's hard to even place him as a Pakistani playing the role. Ahmed is an intense actor and takes us into the world of a tormented drummer trying to come to terms with losing his hearing not long after overcoming addiction. This new battle takes him into an unfamiliar world where the sound design helps the audience feel what the protagonist must feel. This film selves into experimentation with the auditory experience of cinema. An absolute must-watch.


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