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Sound of Metal is a 2019 American drama film directed by . The film follows the life of Ruben, a heavy metal drummer who loses his hearing and struggles to come to terms with his new reality. As Ruben tries to adapt to his deafness, he begins to question his identity and relationships, and must navigate a new world of communication and connection.


Sound of Metal is a powerful and moving film that explores the themes of loss, identity, and acceptance. The film is anchored by a standout performance by as Ruben, who delivers a raw and nuanced portrayal of a man grappling with a life-altering disability. The film's sound design is also noteworthy, as it skillfully conveys the experience of deafness and immerses the viewer in Ruben's perspective.

The film's story is not only a personal journey for Ruben, but also a reflection on the deaf community and the challenges they face in a hearing-centric society. The film is respectful and authentic in its portrayal of deaf culture, and features deaf actors in prominent roles.

Overall, Sound of Metal is a beautifully crafted film that combines outstanding performances, stunning sound design, and a poignant story to deliver a deeply affecting and thought-provoking cinematic experience.


Sound of Metal has received widespread critical acclaim and has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for , Best Supporting Actor for , and Best Original Screenplay. The film also won several awards at other major film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards.

Directed by
Produced by Bert Hamelinck Sacha Ben Harroche Bill Benz Kathy Benz
Screenplay by Abraham Marder
Story by Derek Cianfrance
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Abraham Marder Nicolas Becker
Cinematography Daniël Bouquet
Edited by Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Caviar Ward Four
Distributed by Amazon Studios
Release date September 6, 2019 (TIFF) November 20, 2020 (United States)
Running time 120 minutes
Country United States
Languages English American Sign Language
Box office $11,695

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  1. Great movie! He puts great effort into portraying emotions. Best moment of this movie is the moment he realizes that his GF, Lou doesn’t want him back. So he goes back into street without becoming a drag in her life, takes off his hearing aid equipment and enjoys silence. That moment he is like he realized what Joe, the deaf mentor tried to make him understand 🙂 Joe is amazing as a deaf mentor as well. Such a perfect blend

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