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Sound of Metal trailer: Another promising Riz Ahmed film

In Sound of Metal, Riz Ahmed plays Ruben, the drummer of a punk-metal band, who begins to lose his hearing. Since the sense of hearing is vital to his work, he thinks his career is over.

Written by Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: September 25, 2020 8:13:38 pm
Sound of Metal , riz ahmed, Sound of Metal riz ahmedSound of Metal will arrive on Amazon Prime Video on December 4, (Photo: Amazon Studios)

The trailer of director Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal is out. The Amazon Prime Video movie stars Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff and Mathieu Amalric.

Ahmed, known for HBO miniseries The Night Of and comic-book movie Venom, plays Ruben, the drummer of a punk-metal band, who begins to lose his hearing. Since the sense of hearing is vital to his work, he thinks his career is over.

He has to choose to either accept his situation by living in a community of deaf people or try to reclaim the life he had before his condition. The film is mainly about this struggle. Out of all the darkness that Ruben gets plunged in, he finds hope from unexpected places.

The film looks great. Riz Ahmed is a phenomenal actor and has given some really committed performances when he has had a substantial role (like in The Night Of). This looks like one of those projects. The role of Rubin clearly requires a lot of devotion and it appears Riz is more than up to the task — judging by the trailer and the reviews.

Olivia Cooke plays the role of Ruben’s bandmate and supportive girlfriend.

Sound of Metal has scored an impressive 93 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus reads, “An evocative look at the experiences of the deaf community, Sound of Metal is brought to life by Riz Ahmed’s passionate performance.”

Sound of Metal will arrive on Amazon Prime Video on December 4.

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