World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 27 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

<em>Sound of Metal</em>: Searching for relief in “a damn cruel place”

<em>Sound of Metal</em>: Searching for relief in “a damn cruel place”
The story follows a musician couple, Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke), who play in a “sludge metal” band. Tragically, Ruben’s hearing begins to deteriorate rapidly.

Directed by Darius Marder; written by Darius Marder and Abraham Marder Sound of Metal is a film directed and co-written by Darius Marder, released in the US in November 2020.There are genuine strengths to Sound of Metal.Of course, the desperate condition of the artists in Sound of Metal has become more even widely generalized since the film was shot in 2018.Joe confronts Ruben, following the latter’s surgery, in one of Sound of Metal’s more moving scenes.

) Darius Marder told an interviewer that he grew up “in a spiritual community, and … was raised Buddhist eventually” and, furthermore, that Sound of Metal “is so much about acceptance and … impermanence and letting go.Ruben explains he has to reclaim the life he had before the hearing loss.

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