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Sound of Metal

OT: Sound of Metal

Darius Marder // USA, Belgium, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2020



A musician loses his most essential sense: his hearing. Noise is their life. Ruben is touring the USA in a camper van with his girlfriend Lou. She screams into the mike while he hammers his drumset. One day, the metal drummer can suddenly only hear muffled pounding. The doctor’s diagnosis is devastating: Ruben has suffered acute hearing loss and will soon be completely deaf. For the ex-junkie, this is an existential crisis – and he faces a hard choice between his new deaf community and his former life of sound.


For his debut film Loot (2008) DARIUS MARDER (*1974) received numerous awards. Sound of Metal is his second film.



Sound of Metal

Fiction Feature



USA, Belgium


120 min

OV with German subtitles and SDH

Darius Marder

Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, based on a story by Derek Cianfrance and Darius Marder

Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric

Sacha Ben Harroche, Bert Hamelinck, Kathy Benz, Bill Benz

Daniël Bouquet

Nicolas Becker

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Abraham Marder, Nicolas Becker

Jeremy Woodward

Megan Stark Evans


Caviar; Flat 7 Productions

Susan Senk: susan.i.senk@gmail.com

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