Drummer Riz Ahmed battles hearing loss in “Sound of Metal” trailer

Riz Ahmed continues his film festival run as a self destructive drummer struggling with hearing loss in the new trailer for Sound of Metal, a new film coming to Amazon Prime Video and select cinemas.

The film centres on punk drummer Ruben (Ahmed), who believes his music career and future is over once a doctor explains his intermittent hearing loss will only get worse.

Check out the trailer below!

Sound of Music Poster with Riz Ahmed playing the drums

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.

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

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