'Sound of Metal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon Prime's inspiring film on deafness starring Riz Ahmed
What happens when a musician suffers a loss of hearing? Can the sense of music ever be the same again and are dreams fated to be forgotten?
Drummers and music lovers, take note. What happens when a musician suffers a loss of hearing? Can the sense of music ever be the same again and are dreams fated to be forgotten? These are some of the questions posed by Riz Ahmed in this inspiring film on Prime video that sees musician Ruben accepting his situation and overcoming the obstacles. Being unable to hear and unable to listen can be two different issues and in Darius Marder’s directorial debut 'Sound of Metal,' Ahmed stuns as a punk-metal-experimental drummer and recovering addict who is forced to live in ths reality.
Here's all you need to know about the Prime Video film
'Sound of Metal' has already been released theatrically on November 20. For those wanting to experience it from the comfort of their homes, the film is set to arrive on Amazon Prime Video on December 4 in the US.
According to the synopsis on Prime Video, after four years' sobriety from drug addiction, "Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life."
"But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew," reads a description, noting, "Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world."
Where to watch
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Actor Riz Ahmed is playing the lead character Ruben Stone and co-star Olivia Cooke plays his girlfriend Lou. Ahmed is most commonly known for films such as 'Nightcrawler', 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', and 'Venom'. Cooke has starred in 'Ready Player One', 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl', and the series 'Bates Motel'.
Paul Raci also stars in the movie. Raci is a Veteran, a CODA, (Child of Deaf Adults), a Court Certified American Sign Language interpreter, a musician, and the lead singer for the Hands of Doom ASL ROCK, a band that performs in American Sign Language. Paul has been seen in many TV shows including Baskets opposite Zach Galifinakis, Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Parks and Recreations opposite Amy Poehler.
As mentioned above, Darius Marder will helm the role of director for the film. Marder is a director, editor, and cinematographer whose first feature film 'Loot' won the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for a Spirit Award before premiering on HBO in May 2009. He was also an editor on the Oscar- and Sundance-winning documentary 'Freeheld'. His most commonly known film for which he has writing credits is 'The Place Beyond the Pines'.
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