"Sound of Metal" is a 2019 American drama film directed by Darius Marder.
The starring cast includes Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric, Chelsea Lee, Domenico Toledo, Shaheem Sanchez, Chris Perfetti, Bill Thorpe and others.
Here are "Sound of Metal" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.
Amazon Prime Video on Thursday, September 24, 2020 released the trailer for "Sound of Metal" you can watch here:
Sound of Metal - Official Trailer | Prime Video.
Here is a short review of "Sound of Metal" movie plot summary.
Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is a drummer and one half of the metal duo Blackgammon along with the singer, his girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke). They live in an RV while driving across the country to perform gigs. Ruben begins to suddenly lose his hearing. He goes to a pharmacy in order to figure out what is happening to him. The pharmacist refers him to a doctor that Ruben is able to see immediately. The doctor performs a hearing test and determines Ruben can only successfully hear 20-30 percent of words and his hearing will continue to deteriorate rapidly. He may be able to get cochlear implants to improve his hearing. However, the implants are very expensive and are not covered by insurance. The doctor suggests that Ruben must first eliminate all exposure to loud noises and after some time undergo further testing. In spite of this, Ruben continues to perform.
Lou finds out what is going on and wants to stop performing for Ruben's sake and safety, but Ruben wants to continue. She is also concerned about his sobriety, as he is a recovering drug addict. They call his narcotics anonymous sponsor, Hector. Hector finds a place for deaf recovering addicts that accepts Ruben. It is a rural community run by a man named Joe (Paul Raci), a recovering alcoholic who lost his hearing in the Vietnam War. Ruben leaves with Lou because they will not let her live there with him and he is only concerned with getting the implant. Lou leaves and gets Ruben to go back to the community, as her main concern is his well-being.
Now back at Joe's community, Ruben begins to meet the other members, attend meetings, and settle into his new life. He is introduced to Diane (Lauren Ridloff), a teacher, and the children in her class. He also begins to learn American Sign Language. Joe tasks Ruben with writing endlessly and sitting peacefully, in an effort to be comfortable with the silence. Joe tells Ruben he will be doing the same, simultaneously. Ruben joins Diane's class and starts to connect with the children, as well as the rest of the community. He gives the children and Diane basic drumming lessons.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Sound of Metal" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Sound of Metal" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 6, 2019 (TIFF) and on November 20, 2020 (United States) distributing by Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Stage 6 Films and Vertigo Releasing.
The duration of the film is 120 minutes. The film grossed over $11,695.
"Sound of Metal" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Sound of Metal" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 96/100.
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