"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, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Sound of Metal movie?

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.

Plot summary

What is Sound of Metal movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Sound of Metal" movie plot summary.

Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is a drummer and one half of the heavy metal duo Blackgammon, along with the singer and girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke). They live in an RV while driving across the United States to perform gigs. When Ruben begins to suddenly lose his hearing, he goes to a pharmacy seeking a diagnosis. The pharmacist refers him to a doctor, who performs a hearing test and finds that Ruben can only make out 20 - 30 percent of words he hears and his hearing will deteriorate rapidly; moreover, although cochlear implants may benefit him, their high cost is not covered by insurance. The doctor suggests that Ruben eliminate all exposure to loud noises and later undergo further testing, but Ruben continues to perform.
Lou learns of Ruben's condition and wants to stop performing for his safety, but he wants to continue. Lou is also concerned about his sobriety, as he is a recovering drug addict. They call his narcotics anonymous sponsor, Hector, who finds a rural shelter for deaf recovering addicts that accepts Ruben, 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 wants only the implants. Lou, anxious for his well-being, leaves and persuades Ruben to return to the shelter.
Ruben begins to meet the other members of the shelter as he attends meetings and settles into his new life. He is introduced to Diane (Lauren Ridloff), a teacher, and the children in her class, and begins to learn American Sign Language. Joe tasks Ruben with writing endlessly and sitting peacefully in an effort to make him comfortable with the silence, and confides to him that he himself will do the same, simultaneously. Ruben joins Diane's class and starts to connect with the children and the rest of the community. He gives the children and Diane basic drumming lessons.


Who plays who in the Sound of Metal movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Sound of Metal" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Riz Ahmed  as Ruben Stone
Olivia Cooke  as Lou Berger
Paul Raci  as Joe
Lauren Ridloff  as Diane
Mathieu Amalric  as Richard Berger
Chelsea Lee  as Jenn
Domenico Toledo  as Michael
Shaheem Sanchez  as Shaheem
Chris Perfetti  as Harlan
Bill Thorpe  as The Man
Michael Tow  as Pharmacist
William Xifaras  as Michael's Father
Rena Maliszewski  as Audiologist
Tom Kemp  as Dr. Paysinger
Elan Sicroff  as Pianist
Jeremy Lee Stone  as ASL Teacher (as Jeremy Stone)
Ezra Marder  as ASL Student
Hartmut Teuber  as Karl
Hillary Baack  as Hanna
Joe Toledo  as Toledo
Adam Preston  as Jake
Jonathon LeJeune  as Frank
Sean Powell  as Surfbort Member
Dani Miller  as Surfbort Member
Alex Kilgore  as Surfbort Member

Release date

When is Sound of Metal movie release date?

"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, Pacific Northwest Pictures, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Stage 6 Films and Vertigo Releasing.


What are Sound of Metal filming details?

The duration of the film is 120 minutes. The film grossed over $102,076.

"Sound of Metal" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Sound of Metal movie?

"Sound of Metal" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 97/100.

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