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Sound of Metal

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director Icon director: Darius Marder

producer Icon producer: Sacha Ben Harroche, Bert Hamel

writer Icon writer: Abraham Marder, Darius Marder

cast Icon cast: Olivia Cooke, Riz Ahmed, Mathieu Amalric, Jamie Ghazarian, Paul Raci

release date Icon release date: November 20th, 2020

runtime Icon runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.

During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career and with it his life is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. 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. 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.

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