Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Darius Marder
  • Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric
  • Language: English, American Sign Language
  • UK release: 17 May 2021

A new world opens up to a heavy-metal drummer that has lost his hearing.

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Assembly Rooms, Presteigne (0.0 miles)

Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD
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Fri 3 Dec


Liphook Millenium Hall (0.0 miles)

2-10 Ontario Way, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LD
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Fri 10 Dec


The Whitty Theatre, Wokingham (0.0 miles)

Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU
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Thu 27 Jan


Reviews & features

Olivia Cooke was 'amazed' by Riz Ahmed's Sound of Metal performance

5 May 2021

Film gossip

Olivia Cooke found it "amazing" to work alongside Riz Ahmed in 'Sound of Metal'. The 27-year-old actress plays Lou Berger in the drama flick, which sees her alter ego's drummer boyfriend Ruben Stone (Ahmed) struggling to cope with losing his hearing and…

Riz Ahmed spent months learning drums and sign language for Sound of Metal

12 Apr 2021

Film gossip

Riz Ahmed spent "months" immersing himself in his 'Sound of Metal' character. The 38-year-old actor stars as Ruben Stone, a drummer in a metal band who loses his hearing, in the acclaimed movie and was so determined to do the part justice that he spent…

Sound of Metal

12 Apr 20214 stars

Riz Ahmed is remarkable as a musician suffering from hearing loss in Darius Marder's Oscar-nominated drama

What happens when we can no longer do what we love? That's the question at the heart of this fascinating American drama from Darius Marder – making his narrative feature debut – which finds a heavy metal drummer suffering from rapid, largely…

Riz Ahmed learned 'true meaning of listening' from new movie

19 Mar 2021

Film gossip

Riz Ahmed learned "the true meaning of listening" after making 'Sound of Metal'. The 38-year-old actor portrays drummer Ruben Stone, who gradually realises his profession and drug addiction have led to him losing his hearing, in the movie and to prepare…

Riz Ahmed: I love musicals

10 Dec 2020

Film gossip

Riz Ahmed finds musical an "interesting way" to tell a story. The 38-year-old star has featured in music-based movies 'Sound of Metal' and 'Mowgli Mowgli' and realised that they are a unique way of telling a story to the audience. Riz said: "Something I…

Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed were 'bonded by terror' on Sound of Metal

4 Dec 2020

Film gossip

Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed were "bonded by the sheer terror" of performing as a band in 'Sound of Metal'. The pair lead the cast of the drama film as Lou and Ruben – members of the band Backgammon. The movie follows the fallout as Ruben begins losing…

Riz Ahmed was 'daunted' by Sound of Metal

15 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Riz Ahmed found his role in 'Sound of Metal' "daunting". The 37-year-old actor plays Rubin Stone in the movie, a drummer in a band who struggles to accept that he is losing his hearing and revealed that he was keen to take on the physical part. Speaking…

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