30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sound of Metal USA, Belgium 2019 | 120 min | OV with German subtitles + subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing | Colour | FF 2020

Darius Marder

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

rated for 0 + years
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.

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Original title: Sound of Metal
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles + subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Director: Darius Marder
Screenplay: Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, based on a story by Derek Cianfrance and Darius Marder
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric
Producer: Sacha Ben Harroche, Bert Hamelinck, Kathy Benz, Bill Benz
Director of Photography: Daniël Bouquet
Music: Abraham Marder, Nicolas Becker
Production Design: Jeremy Woodward
Editor: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Sound: Nicolas Becker
Costume design: Megan Stark Evans
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Protagonist
Production: Caviar; Flat 7 Productions
Contact: Susan Senk:


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