Sound of Metal
Sound of Metal (2019)
This is the story of Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a heavy metal drummer, who experiences sudden hearing loss while on tour in the US.
A recovering heroin user, with serious relationship problems, he lands up in a remote Missouri retreat for recovering deaf addicts. Its manager is a Vietnam veteran called Joe (Paul Raci), who believes that hearing-impaired people need to find stillness inside themselves to accept their condition, but this means Ruben giving up his true passion.
This is a powerful but sensitive exploration of the ‘disability’ of deafness, that challenges perceptions and assumptions about loss of hearing in thoughtful but provocative ways.
The sound design is amazing and the film won the best Oscar for Sound in 2021. Riz Ahmed was also Oscar-nominated for the Best Actor award.
Running Time : 2 hours
Ratings : 7.7 IMDb / 97% Rotten Tomatoes