Sound of Metal

The Criterion Collection

Sound of Metal

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In Sound of Metal, a tale of sound, fury, and self-discovery, Riz Ahmed delivers an intensely committed performance as the volatile Ruben, who has found new purpose as a drummer in a noise-metal duo, playing blistering live shows with his singer girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke). When Ruben suddenly loses much of his hearing, he is launched on a profound odyssey—through denial, anger, grief, and, gradually, acceptance—as he comes to understand what it means to live as a deaf person and to discover deafness as not a disability but a rich culture and community. Through stunningly immersive, Academy Award–winning sound design, director Darius Marder invites us to experience the world as Ruben does, capturing a sonic spectrum in which silence comes in a thousand shades.


FILM INFO

  • United States
  • 2019
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • English, American Sign Language
  • Spine #1151

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital master, supervised by director Darius Marder and cinematographer Daniël Bouquet, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray and 4K UHD editions
  • For the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Alternate French-dubbed soundtrack
  • New conversation between Marder and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, who share a story credit on the film
  • New program about the film’s sound, featuring Marder and sound editor Nicolas Becker
  • Music video for Abraham Marder’s song “Green,” featuring outtakes from the film and a new introduction by Darius Marder
  • Featurette
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Roxana Hadadi

    New cover by William Laboury