Sound of Metal – Official Trailer | Prime Video

During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.

This trailer purposefully includes captions (just like the film itself) so that hearing and non-hearing audiences can experience Ruben’s journey.

Sound of Metal arrives in select theaters November 20, and on Prime Video December 4 in the U.S.

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33 replies
  1. Dennis Battiscombe
    Dennis Battiscombe says:

    There's a line in this film along the likes of "Your first responsibility is to preserve the hearing you have". This what inspired me to stop hiding my hearing loss, go get properly tested and start wearing hearing aids.

  2. Miguel Guirola
    Miguel Guirola says:

    Best movie. When I first watched it I could hear it. now 8 months later I lost hearing in my right ear and soon my left. But man was this movie beautiful to listen to. This movie deserves an Oscar

  3. The Sharkinator
    The Sharkinator says:

    Thankfully I grew up thinking it looked cool wearing big ol headphones while playing drums and stuff lol
    So I've had like construction-grade headphones things for years now, the kind they use when operating loud, gas-powered machinery.

  4. tonbonthemon
    tonbonthemon says:

    Amazing movie. I can't relate to being a musician or hearing loss, but the choice between what heals and what is familiar and longed for, the assumption of satisfaction of discontent/fixing problems through some sort of miracle, and the importance of real friendship and connection are the themes which stick out to me most here, and I think this movie serves to remind us to think about what's really worth seeking in our life. Sometimes the things we once loved aren't it (and the things we wished we had often prove to be pretty dissatisfying). And as a meditator the notion of stillness being the ever-present refuge… while I can't say my mind is always still, everything else pales in comparison to peace of mind.

  5. CarMoves
    CarMoves says:

    I have Tinnitus, and that sound they made in the trailer to describe it killed my ears. Protect your ears — not just from sounds, but water too. Swimmers, scuba divers, etc makre sure your ears are clean and dry. You can get Tinnitus from ear infections too.


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