Ushers’ Film of the Year/ Sound of Metal

Directed by Darius Marder

The HOME Customer Service team select their must-see film of 2021.

Sound means everything in Ruben’s life. Starting with friendly jazz as he gets up, it amps up to the intense drumming he does every night with his girlfriend and mate Lou in their band. When he suddenly goes deaf after a concert, it unbalances their precarious, nomadic rock life. Who is Ruben if what his identity rests on is gone? And will he be able to stay clean now his musical means of release is no more?

Debuting director Darius Marder, who co-wrote Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, immerses us entirely in Ruben’s struggles. The incisive sound design for Sound of Metal again underscores how much cinema depends on sound and Riz Ahmed is sensational in the lead role.

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English and French

Partial English

140 minutes

Country of origin:
Belgium and USA

Year of production: